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homeless

[ hohm-lis ]
/ ˈhoʊm lɪs /
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adjective
without a home: a homeless child.
noun (used with a plural verb)
the homeless, persons who lack permanent housing.
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Origin of homeless

First recorded in 1605–15

OTHER WORDS FROM homeless

home·less·ly, adverbhome·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homeless

homeless
/ (ˈhəʊmlɪs) /

adjective
  1. having nowhere to live
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the homeless

Derived forms of homeless

homelessness, noun
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