Word of the day

The word for today is…

indigent (adj) – 1. Experiencing want or need; impoverished: distributed food to indigent families.
2. (Archaic) Lacking or deficient.

(noun) – A poor or destitute person.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Circa 1400, from Old French indigent “poor, needy,” from Latin indigentem “in want of, needing”. As a noun, “poor person,” from early 15th century.


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Peter is a fourth-generation New Zealander, with his mother’s and father’s folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, three cats and assorted computers.

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