[ stohn-brohk ]
/ ˈstoʊnˈbroʊk /


having no money whatsoever.

Origin of stone-broke

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for stone-broke

  • For Sam was stone-broke, and a plush hat was further away than ever.

    Tales of Mean Streets|Arthur Morrison
  • I wish it would, because I'm stone-broke and haven't any more cartridges.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills|Charles Garvice
  • In the elegant phraseology of high society I am stone-broke.

    Simon the Jester|William J. Locke