Definition of indigent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪndɪdʒənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪndɪdʒənt//
[usually before noun] (formal) Poverty and famine
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very poor See related entries: Poverty and famine Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from late Latin indigent- ‘lacking’, from the verb indigere, from indi- (strengthened form of in- ‘into’) + egere ‘to need’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: indigent