Origin of penniless
Related formspen·ni·less·ly, adverbpen·ni·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for penniless
He was born in a barn to penniless parents who were part of a people under occupation.
The rocker posted a rambling video on his Facebook page claiming he's broke and penniless.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn|Marlow Stern|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The penniless Pieret announced his intentions of stealing more art from the woefully guarded Louvre to make more money.
He told stories about his days as a penniless college student trying to make it in Greenwich Village.
Unlike my enthusiastic but penniless grandfather, I had laws and resources on my side.
She found three penny stamps in the bureau at which she wrote and this served to remind her of her penniless condition.The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
What were a wife's powers if she was homeless and penniless, and a husband claimed her?Tante|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
But while it lasted, the idea had been a thrilling one for a penniless, homeless wanderer.Garrison's Finish|W. B. M. Ferguson
To you it's probably better to be a rich slaver living off the legacy of a Degrader than a penniless humanitarian.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
The somewhat frivolous and selfish character of the penniless young Countess Dolores is also drawn with a masterly hand.