Meaning of down-and-out


Pronunciation: (doun'und out', -un), [key]
— adj.
  1. without any money, or means of support, or prospects; destitute; penniless.
  2. without physical strength or stamina; disabled; incapacitated.
  3. too physically weakened by repeated defeats to qualify as a competent professional boxer.
  1. a person who is down-and-out.
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