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have-not

(hăv′nŏt′)
n.
One enjoying little or no material wealth: "The gap between the haves and the have-nots still shows up clearly at the polls" (Brad Edmondson).
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have-not

n
(usually plural) a person or group of people in possession of relatively little material wealth
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have-not

(ˈhævˌnɒt, -ˈnɒt)

n.
one that is without wealth, social position, or other material advantages.
[1830–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.have-not - a person with few or no possessionshave-not - a person with few or no possessions
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
down-and-out - a person who is destitute; "he tried to help the down-and-out"
pauper - a person who is very poor
drifter, vagrant, vagabond, floater - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
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have-not

noun
An impoverished person:
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Foundation hospitals are going to divide the NHS into a have and have-not service.
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They collaborated on efforts to improve the quality of life for their have-not members--Greece, Ireland, and Spain.
- Did fiscal restraint affect the relative amount of subsidies received by businesses in the three richest ("have") provinces and the equalisation-receiving ("have-not") provinces?
There's hardly an elementary school in a poor neighborhood in America that does not have a clothing closet stuffed with underwear, socks and other necessities for have-not children.
Have versus have-not, or zero-sum thinking, belongs to the Machine Age, not the Information Age.

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