pauperism

[ paw-puh-riz-uh m ]
/ ˈpɔ pəˌrɪz əm /

noun

the state or condition of utter poverty.

Nearby words

  1. paumgartner,
  2. paumotu archipelago,
  3. paunch,
  4. paunchy,
  5. pauper,
  6. pauperize,
  7. paupiette,
  8. paur,
  9. pauraque,
  10. pauropod

Origin of pauperism

First recorded in 1805–15; pauper + -ism

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