anti-poverty

adjective
an·​ti-pov·​er·​ty | \ ˌan-tē-ˈpä-vər-tē How to pronounce anti-poverty (audio) , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or antipoverty

Definition of anti-poverty

: opposing poverty : designed or intended to relieve poverty anti-poverty efforts/policies … the legislation severely restricts eligibility for food stamps, Medicaid and other benefits, cutting $56 billion from antipoverty programs.— Ellen L. Bassuk et al.

First Known Use of anti-poverty

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-poverty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-poverty. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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