Definition of haveless in English:

haveless

(also haiveless, haweless, haaveless)

adjective

  • 1Without possessions; poor, destitute. Also: that does not have something specified. Also as noun: a destitute person; (with the) destitute people as a class. rare after Middle English.

  • 2Scottish. Of words, speech, etc.: having no meaning or significance; empty. Now chiefly literary.

  • 3English regional (Lincolnshire). Badly behaved, ill-mannered, rude.

  • 4Scottish and English regional (midlands). Lacking resourcefulness; helpless, incapable, incompetent.

Origin

Old English. Originally (i) from Old English haefen the action or fact of having something, possession, property + -less; with the first element compare Old Icelandic hǫfn, in the same sense.

Pronunciation

haveless

/ˈheɪvləs/