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poor mouth: cry (or talk) poor mouth

[cf. Krio kray adop (cry hard-up) idem KED, US dial. South talk poor mouth idem ADD; cf. colloq. Canadian cry poverty (Winer p.c.); cf. Gaelic an f'eal bocht and Irel, putting on the poor mouth idem (B. O'Brien p.c.); cf.poor-mouth v. BDNE I] v. phr. to plead poverty: 1936 Errybuddy cryin' po' mout'. .tawkin 'bout dey am' never had nuttin'(Dupuch 15). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-21 15:43
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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