adjective Date: 1901 1. destitute, impoverished 2. physically weakened or incapacitated • down-and-out or down-and-outer noun

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  • Down and out — may refer to: In film and television: Down and Out in Paris and London, a 1933 semi autobiographical book by George Orwell Down and Out in Beverly Hills, a 1986 American comedy film Down and Out in America, a 1986 documentary film on poverty in… …   Wikipedia

  • down-and-out — adj. 1. impoverished; usually implying a state of dejection as well. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. physically weak. Syn: down and out. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down-and-out — n. a person who is destitute; as, he tried to help the down and out. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down-and-out|er — «DOWN uhn OW tuhr», noun. a down and out person …   Useful english dictionary

  • down-and-out — /down euhnd owt , euhn/, adj. 1. without any money, or means of support, or prospects; destitute; penniless. 2. without physical strength or stamina; disabled; incapacitated. 3. too physically weakened by repeated defeats to qualify as a… …   Universalium

  • down-and-out — I noun a person who is destitute he tried to help the down and out • Hypernyms: ↑poor person, ↑have not II adjective lacking resources (or any prospect of resources) • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Down-and-out — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Down and out (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on down and out instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/down and out …   Wikipedia

  • down and out — adjective In a condition of poverty or debility, especially as a result of experiencing a financial or personal setback. People who are down and out need some place to turn. Syn: destitute, down at heel, homeless …   Wiktionary

  • down and out — ▶ adjective DESTITUTE, poverty stricken, impoverished, penniless, insolvent, impecunious; needy, in straitened circumstances, distressed, badly off; homeless, on the streets, vagrant, sleeping rough; informal hard up, ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Down and Out —    A knockout option that is cancelled when the price of the underlying instrument falls below a predetermined level. A type of barrier option.    ► See also Option …   Financial and business terms

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