beggar-thy-neighbor

adjective

Definition of beggar-thy-neighbor

: relating to or being an action or policy that produces gains for one group at the expense of another followed beggar-thy-neighbor policies in imposing taxes

First Known Use of beggar-thy-neighbor

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beggar-thy-neighbor was in 1945

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“Beggar-thy-neighbor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beggar-thy-neighbor. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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