Meaning of “penniless” in the English Dictionary

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"penniless" in British English

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pennilessadjective

uk /ˈpen.i.ləs/ us /ˈpen.i.ləs/

having no money:

She fell in love with a penniless artist.

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

"penniless" in American English

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pennilessadjective, adverb

us /ˈpen·i·ləs/

without any money at all:

a penniless youth

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

"penniless" in Business English

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pennilessadjective

uk /ˈpeniləs/ us

without any money at all:

A series of bad investments left him almost penniless.

(Definition of “penniless” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)