Definition of poortith in English:

poortith

(also puirtith, peertith)

noun

Irish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • The condition of being poor; poverty.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in William Dunbar (?1460–?1530), poet and courtier. From Middle French povretet, poevreteit, variants of povreté.

Pronunciation

poortith

/ˈpɔːtɪθ//ˈpʊətɪθ/