[poo r-ish] /ˈpʊər ɪʃ/
somewhat ; rather .
noun, Coastal Georgia, South Carolina, and the Bahamas. 1. a heron.
[poo r-lee] /ˈpʊər li/ adverb 1. in a poor manner or way: The team played poorly. adjective 2. in poor health; somewhat ill: I hear she’s been poorly. /ˈpʊəlɪ; ˈpɔː-/ adverb 1. in a poor way or manner; badly adjective 2. (usually postpositive) (informal) in poor health; rather ill: she’s poorly today adv. early 13c., […]
noun 1. a law or system of laws providing for the relief or support of the poor at public expense. noun 1. (English history) a law providing for the relief or support of the poor from public, esp parish, funds
[poo r-mouth] /ˈpʊərˌmaʊθ/ Informal. verb (used without object), poor-mouthed [poo r-moutht, -mouth d] /ˈpʊərˌmaʊθt, -ˌmaʊðd/ (Show IPA), poor-mouthing. 1. to lament or argue that one is too poor; plead poverty. verb (used with object), poor-mouthed [poo r-moutht, -mouth d] /ˈpʊərˌmaʊθt, -ˌmaʊðd/ (Show IPA), poor-mouthing. 2. to declare (one’s ability, power, position, etc.) to be inadequate […]