from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Without funds or assets: a traveler who was caught out of pocket.
- adv. In a state of having experienced a loss, especially a financial one.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Lacking funds, or suffering a loss.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the spending of cash rather than using credit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. in a condition of having expended or lost more money than one has received.
- n. See under Out, prep.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. calling for the spending of cash
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He'd throw you and kill you or trample you to death, an 'I'd be just fifteen hundred dollars more out of pocket by the onery brute.
My only consolation is that when Cave and Thorne have arrived at a settlement with the Excise Office, I will be able to pay my debts and ensure that the Cousins James are not out of pocket when they buy me more things.