have-not


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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).

have-not

n
(usually plural) a person or group of people in possession of relatively little material wealth

have-not

(ˈhævˌnɒt, -ˈnɒt)

n.
one that is without wealth, social position, or other material advantages.
[1830–40]
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
poor white trash, 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

have-not

noun
An impoverished person:
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offer a realistic blueprint for bridging the economic gap between the have and have-not nations, which otherwise portends political uprisings that can engulf the ent ire world.
They collaborated on efforts to improve the quality of life for their have-not members--Greece, Ireland, and Spain.
The wide disparity of have and have-not countries continues to grow rather than lessen.
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Compared with have-not life--a drudge, a debtor--He seems to think that have's a whole lot better.

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