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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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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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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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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An extremely slow or outdated piece of technology.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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being to stupid,lazy,or high to get a job. minimum wage sucks, but its better than the local park bench
Maybe if you weren't such a lazy piece of shit you could get out of poverty
by Swedish Bob October 19, 2006

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