food stamp


Definition of food stamp

: a government-issued coupon that is sold at little cost or given to low-income persons and is redeemable for food

Examples of food stamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The $83 billion invested in Afghan forces over 20 years is nearly double last year’s budget for the entire U.S. Marine Corps and is slightly more than what Washington budgeted last year for food stamp assistance for about 40 million Americans. Robert Burns,, 17 Aug. 2021 The plan also provides $1,400 stimulus payments and temporarily enhances unemployment and food stamp benefits, among other measures. Tami Luhby, CNN, 22 June 2021 Biden’s administration also said Friday that formula maker Abbott Laboratories committed to give rebates through August for a food stamp-like program that helps women, infants and children called WIC. Hartford Courant, 13 May 2022 That gathering produced the school lunch program, food stamp expansion, improved nutrition labeling, and other policies. Harold Maass, The Week, 5 May 2022 Adults without a Social Security number don’t qualify for state and federal food stamp programs. Laura Rodríguez Presa,, 7 Apr. 2022 Although many consumers have gotten a boost from rising wages, rounds of federal stimulus during the pandemic, and expanded food stamp and child tax credit benefits, there are signs that rising prices are changing their buying patterns. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 14 Dec. 2021 In 2018, Peterson played an instrumental role in negotiating a farm bill nearly sidelined by Republican insistence on strict food stamp restrictions. Briana Bierschbach, Star Tribune, 6 Feb. 2021 Deloitte Consulting designed the troubled system, which cost more than $600 million, and its 2016 rollout under former governor Gina M. Raimondo was beset by technical problems, causing thousands of delays in distributing food stamp benefits. Globe Staff,, 27 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of food stamp

1939, in the meaning defined above

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3 Aug 2022

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“Food stamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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