pauper

[ paw-per ]
/ ˈpɔ pər /

noun

a person without any means of support, especially a destitute person who depends on aid from public welfare funds or charity.
a very poor person.

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Origin of pauper

1485–95; < Latin: poor

OTHER WORDS FROM pauper

pau·per·age, pau·per·dom, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pauper

pauper
/ (ˈpɔːpə) /

noun

a person who is extremely poor
(formerly) a destitute person supported by public charity

Derived forms of pauper

pauperism, noun

Word Origin for pauper

C16: from Latin: poor
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