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soup kitchen

noun

Simple Definition of soup kitchen

  • : a place that gives food (such as soup and bread) to poor people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of soup kitchen

  1. :  an establishment dispensing minimum dietary essentials (as soup and bread) to the needy

1831

First Known Use of soup kitchen

1831


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