[ doun-uh nd-out, -uh n ]
/ ˈdaʊn əndˈaʊt, -ən /
without any money, or means of support, or prospects; destitute; penniless.
without physical strength or stamina; disabled; incapacitated.
too physically weakened by repeated defeats to qualify as a competent professional boxer.
Also down-and-out·er. a person who is down-and-out.
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Origin of down-and-out
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Words nearby down-and-out
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Example sentences from the Web for down-and-outer
Keep a civil tongue in your head, you down-and-outer, or I'll throw you out!The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm
British Dictionary definitions for down-and-outer
without any means of livelihood; impoverished and, often, socially outcast
a person who is destitute and, often, homeless; a social outcast or derelict
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