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New Deal

noun

Definition of New Deal

  1. :  the legislative and administrative program of President F. D. Roosevelt designed to promote economic recovery and social reform during the 1930s; also :  the period of this program

New Dealer noun
New Dealish play \-ˈdē-lish\ adjective
New Dealism play \-ˈdē(ə)-ˌli-zəm\ noun


Origin of new deal

from the supposed resemblance to the situation of freshness and equality of opportunity afforded by a fresh deal in a card game


First Known Use: 1932


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