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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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The relationship between poverty and responsibility is this: Both the haves and the have-nots have a role to play.
The percentage of have-nots has more than doubled since 1988, but has been more stable in recent years.
FAMILIES' average monthly incomes have reached a three-year high, with those in the West Midlands typically earning PS2,030 - but the gap between the haves and have-nots is growing, according to a report.
Ahsan Iqbal said that the traditional haves and have-nots are being replaced by the information haves and information have-nots, adding he explained that knowledge model has changed model of generating wealth, as Face book, Twitter, Microsoft and other IT-based businesses are producing new millionaires and billionaires in the world.
One of the significant features of the holy month is that it encourages charity by creating empathy towards the have-nots.
The novel is well written and some interesting ideas which have resonance in today's world are explored: people seeming to be what they are not (Lord Abernathy); misconceptions--possible misconceptions--of one group by another, the haves of the have-nots, the have-nots of the haves.
IF an alien attempted to gauge life in Britain by watching television, he would come to the conclusion that we live in a society of Poles Apart, inhabited by two distinct races: the Haves and the Have-Nots.
Let's not divide Bahrain into the haves and have-nots, with the present generous handouts to aid the poorer side of the community, let everyone be loyal to Bahrain.
AS MORE information is made public about the pay and privileges enjoyed by workers at Cyprus' semi-governmental organisations it becomes clear that one of the biggest achievements of the Republic in its 50-year existence has been to create a society of haves and have-nots.
NAOMI Campbell proved once again that it's one law for the haves and another for the have-nots when she was late for her community service at a soup kitchen.
In The Miami-Dade area, the chasm between the haves and have-nots is wide, and as the real estate market booms, the have-nots find themselves in a crunch for affordable housing.

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