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[im-pi-kyoo-nee-uh s] /ˌɪm pɪˈkyu ni əs/

having little or no money; penniless; poor.
without money; penniless

“lacking in money,” 1590s, from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + Latin pecuniosus “rich,” from pecunia “money, property” (see pecuniary). Related: Impecuniously; impecuniosity.


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