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The situation someone gets in when they have no idea how to collect welfare. People in rural Africa dont have a choice. Those long distance runners from Kenya look like they could use a good feed.
"people in poverty live in drains under the city, or in Africa"
"I wish these pov's would stop asking me for money"
by rainey06au August 02, 2005
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A virtual non-existant condition in the US since 99.9% of its citizens have access to shelter, food, and safe drinking water.
The welfare recipient complained about his poverty while watching his T.V. and enjoying microwaved taquitos. He had no idea of the abyssmal conditions elsewhere.
by P. Kaltenbach July 10, 2008
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An extremely slow or outdated piece of technology. Generally in reference to computers.
"That 486 is so poverty."
by Steve December 14, 2003
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To live malnourished and homeless, forced to eat out of a toilet.
Your uncle Susanne is a poverty stricked hobo.
by Bastardized Bottomburp July 01, 2003
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What happens when you lack sufficient money. Minor forms are just an annoyance but extreme forms can cause hunger or premature death (like kids in Africa).

Types of poverty:

Pseudo-poverty: People like this make me mad- it's when you are living in a nice area or even own a house and all of your friends are rich or spoiled. But you are only middle-class or not as spoiled, and as a result complain or post on the internet that you are "poor" when instead you live in an area like southern Orange County CA.

Minor poverty: You struggle to afford casual things that all your middle-class (not rich/spoiled) friends have and usually live in an apartment that rents for less than $1500.

Moderate poverty: You need gov. assistance and live on food banks/food stamps. You likely are in a crime-ridden cheap area.

Severe poverty: You struggle to even eat or find a home. I don't think you would be able to access the internet and read this.

Absolute poverty: The stereotypical "kid in Africa". You're dead if you are at this level. Either major disease or starvation strikes you.
My family lives in minor poverty, but is at risk of being in "moderate". At least I'm not in severe or absolute poverty...
by Steve820 May 07, 2017
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1. A state of "poor living" characterized by a person, or family, being unable to make enough money in a year to achieve the government-assigned minimum standard.

2. What you can be living in and still afford a computer, broadband internet, and a cell phone, if you're in America.
1. I only made $12,700 last year. This means the government classifies me as "living in poverty".

2. I just got a call on my T-Mobile from CJ and Tonya. They need me to get on my laptop and heal their dungeon group in World of Warcraft. Hooray for poverty.
by Anger Wagon April 04, 2008
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1. A direct result of socialsim.
2. Caused by bad behaviour incentivised by welfare, wic, foodstamps, and democrats.
3. A famous quote states that envy is shared by all in a capitalist economy, misery is shared by all in a socialist economy.
Dude says "The welfare system incentivises people to live in poverty, who wants to work when you can get a check in the mail on the first of the month".
by Jimmy Carter F**ked Up October 18, 2006
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