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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: pecunious 'rich' (14-19 centuries), from Latin pecunia 'money'

impecunious

adjective
     
im‧pe‧cu‧ni‧ous formal
having very little money, especially over a long period - sometimes used humorously:
He came from a respectable if impecunious family.
impecuniously adverb
impecuniousness noun [uncountable]

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