breadline

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noun bread·line \-ˌlīn\

Definition of breadline

  1. :  a line of people waiting to receive free food

1900

First Known Use of breadline

1900




BREADLINE Defined for English Language Learners

breadline

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noun bread·line \-ˌlīn\

Definition of breadline for English Language Learners

  • : a line of people who are waiting to receive free food

  • the breadline : the level of income at which someone is considered poor

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