[ stohn-brohk ]
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  1. having no money whatsoever.

Origin of stone-broke

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby stone-broke Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stone-broke in a sentence

  • So, when Juan Carlos was put on the throne by Franco, he was said to be stone broke.

  • A stone broke it near the guard; the Samnite was killed and the flood of Carthaginians closed in, they touched Matho.

    Salammbo | Gustave Flaubert
  • On the splendid terrace peacocks spread their tails, and vases of carved stone broke at intervals the gray old balustrade.

    Beyond The Rocks | Elinor Glyn
  • For Sam was stone-broke, and a plush hat was further away than ever.

    Tales of Mean Streets | Arthur Morrison
  • As usual, were just about stone broke; the Baseball Association, I mean.

    Weatherby's Inning | Ralph Henry Barbour