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featherbed

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adjective feath·er·bed \ˈfe-thər-ˌbed\

Definition of featherbed

  1. :  calling for, sanctioning, or resulting from featherbedding <a featherbed rule> <a featherbed job>




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featherbed

verb feath·er·bed

Definition of featherbed

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to require that more workers be hired than are needed b :  to limit production under a featherbed rule

  3. 2 :  to do featherbed work or put in time under a featherbed rule

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to bring under a featherbed rule

  6. 2 :  to assist (as an industry) by government aid



1949

First Known Use of featherbed

1949


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