poor hygiene definition, poor hygiene meaning | English dictionary




a    lacking financial or other means of subsistence; needy  
b    (as collective n; preceded by the)  
the poor     
2    characterized by or indicating poverty  
the country had a poor economy     
3    deficient in amount; scanty or inadequate  
a poor salary     
4    when postpositive, usually foll by: in   badly supplied (with resources, materials, etc.)  
a region poor in wild flowers     
5    lacking in quality; inferior  
6    giving no pleasure; disappointing or disagreeable  
a poor play     
7    prenominal   deserving of pity; unlucky  
poor John is ill again     
8    poor man's (something)   a (cheaper) substitute for (something)  
     (C13: from Old French povre, from Latin pauper; see pauper, poverty)  
  poorness      n  

      adj     (Chiefly U.S)   extremely poor  
      adj   owning much unprofitable land and lacking the money to maintain its fertility or improve it  
poor box  
      n   a box, esp. one in a church, used for the collection of alms or money for the poor  
poor law  
      n     (English history)   a law providing for the relief or support of the poor from public, esp. parish, funds  
poor man's orange  
      n     (N.Z.)  
informal, obsolete   a grapefruit  
poor mouth  
1      (Irish)   unjustified complaining, esp. to excite sympathy  
she always has the poor mouth     
  poor-mouth   tr  
2    Informal   to speak of disparagingly; decry  
poor rate  
      n     (English history)   a rate or tax levied by parishes for the relief or support of the poor  
poor relation  
      n   a person or thing considered inferior to another or others  
plastic is a poor relation of real leather     
poor White  
Often offensive  
a    a poverty-stricken and underprivileged White person, esp. in the southern U.S. and South Africa  
b    (as modifier)  
poor White trash     
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
something not worthy; something of poor quality; a crap
[Slang] This book is a bag of wank, I am disappointed.


Reverso Community

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
"Collins English Dictionary 5th Edition first published in 2000 © HarperCollins Publishers 1979, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"