Meaning of “needy” in the English Dictionary

"needy" in British English

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needyadjective

uk /ˈniː.di/ us /ˈniː.di/

needynoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈniː.di/ us /ˈniː.di/
the needy

poor people:

Let us pray for those who are not so fortunate as ourselves - the sick, the old, and the needy.

(Definition of “needy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"needy" in American English

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needyadjective

us /ˈnid·i/

very poor:

There are many needy people in our area.

(Definition of “needy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)