have-not


have-not
have-not [hav′nät΄]
n.
a person or nation with little wealth or poor resources

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  • have-not — poor person, 1742, from HAVE (Cf. have) + NOT (Cf. not). Have in the sense of one who has, one of the wealthier class of persons is from the same source. Earliest in translation of Don Quixote: A fig for Basilius s abilities! for, you are worth… …   Etymology dictionary

  • have-not — /hav not , not /, n. Usually, have nots. an individual or group that is without wealth, social position, or other material benefits (contrasted with have). [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • have-not — /ˈhæv nɒt/ (say hav not) noun one of the poor. {from the phrase the haves and the have nots} …   Australian English dictionary

  • have-not — noun singular variant of have nots …   Wiktionary

  • have not — noun singular variant of have nots …   Wiktionary

  • have-not n — Sailors often come from have knot countries …   English expressions

  • have-not — noun Date: 1836 one that is poor especially in material wealth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • have-not — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n., informal, pauper, poor person (see poverty). II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An impoverished person: beggar, down andout, down and outer, indigent, pauper. See RICH …   English dictionary for students

  • have-not — [[t]ˈhævˌnɒt, ˈnɒt[/t]] n. one that is without wealth, social position, or other material advantages • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • have not the slightest idea — v. have not got a clue, do not know at all …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Have not had this much fun since Granny got her tits caught in the wringer — have a lot of fun …   Dictionary of Australian slang