an·​ti-wel·​fare ˌan-tē-ˈwel-ˌfer How to pronounce anti-welfare (audio)
variants or less commonly antiwelfare
: opposed to or hostile toward government welfare programs
anti-welfare sentiment
anti-welfare rhetoric

Examples of anti-welfare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even the anti-welfare stuff really goes back to taxes. Vulture, 25 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-welfare was in 1919

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“Anti-welfare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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