indigent == indian + gents (they are mostly poor ,needy due to demands of their wives)..hahahahhha
'Indigent' people are bound to eat 'Indige.stible' food due to lack of money.
The INDIA AGENT is a poor man.
In+dig+gent : Imagine "In I dig and dig on the ground for food (etc tapioca] of a gent" to relate to being very poor to the extend of digging for food on the ground
The first 3 letters of Indigent is I.N.D which can be an acronym for I NEED DOLLARS !!!!
in-d-igent: One who has INsufficient Dollars to spend is POOR!