New Deal


Definition of New Deal

: 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

Other Words from New Deal

New Dealer noun
New Dealish \ -​ˈdē-​lish How to pronounce New Deal (audio) \ adjective
New Dealism \ -​ˈdē-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce New Deal (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of New Deal

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for New Deal

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

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“New Deal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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