community chest


: a general fund accumulated from individual subscriptions to defray demands on a community for charity and social welfare

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The traditional Monopoly chance and community chest cards have been Baby Yoda-ized, with Camtono and Bounty Puck cards. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 4 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of community chest was in 1918

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“Community chest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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