What does poormouthing mean?

Complaining about being poor when you are not poor

Poormouthing is a slang term that refers to a person complaining about not having money when he actually does. It is commonly done to elicit sympathy from others and/or to get out of paying for things such as a restaurant bill or movie tickets.

People who poormouth try to paint a picture of struggling to make ends meet when they really have more than enough money. It can get annoying real fast for those around them, especially the ones that have to foot the bill.


She's been poormouthing all day and now I hear she's dropping faces on a new TV!

When you are sick of hearing all the poormouthing

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Updated July 28, 2017

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