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A person who is completely without money, means, support, or prospects; an indigent person. His crippling drug addiction left him a down-and-outer, begging for change on the sidewalk.
A person who is destitute or otherwise devoid of any resources. Sarah started a nonprofit organization dedicated to help the down-and-outers in her city.
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