New Deal


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


New Dealish

play \-ˈdē-lish\ adjective

New Dealism

play \-ˈdē-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology 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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