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people who have little money and few possessions
someone who is very poor and lives by asking people for money or food
old-fashioned a very poor person
people who are poor and have no social advantages
someone who works on another person’s farm or on their own small farm. This word is used mainly about people in poor countries or people in history
the people in a society who do not have much money or property
formal people who are dispossessed
informal a country or organization that has serious financial problems
mainly Americanoffensive white people who are poor and badly educated
an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment
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