Definition of pecunious in English:

pecunious

adjective

  • 1Well provided with money; moneyed, wealthy. Now chiefly literary and humorous.

  • 2Money-loving, avaricious; miserly, ungenerous.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in William Langland (c1325–c1390), poet. From Middle French pécunieux and its etymon classical Latin pecūniōsus well provided with money, moneyed from pecūnia money + -ōsus.

Pronunciation

pecunious

/pɪˈkjuːnɪəs/