[poo r-doo] /ˈpʊərˌdu/

noun, Chiefly Midland and Central Atlantic States.


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    [poo r] /pʊər/ adjective, poorer, poorest. 1. having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare. 2. Law. dependent upon charity or public support. 3. (of a country, institution, etc.) meagerly supplied or endowed with resources or funds. 4. characterized by or showing poverty. 5. deficient or […]

  • Poor-farm

    noun 1. a farm maintained at public expense for the housing and support of paupers.

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  • Poorhouse

    [poo r-hous] /ˈpʊərˌhaʊs/ noun, plural poorhouses [poo r-hou-ziz] /ˈpʊərˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. (formerly) an institution in which paupers were maintained at public expense. /ˈpʊəˌhaʊs; ˈpɔː-/ noun 1. (formerly) a publicly maintained institution offering accommodation to the poor n. 1781, from poor (n.) + house (n.).

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