What’s the Word #4 – Impecunious

March 3, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

impecunious (im-pi-KYOO-nee-uhs). [click the word to hear the correct pronunciation]

1. Having little or no money; penniless; poor; poverty-stricken.


From Latin im- (not, opposite of) + pecunia (money), from pecus (cattle). Ultimately from the Indo-European root peku- (cattle, wealth),  Earliest documented use: 1596.
Since his retirement, Ernie has become impecunious.

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