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

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Millions fewer on food stamps, about 4 million fewer, 4 million new jobs. Fox News, "Reps. Jordan, Meadows react to Strzok-Page texts about leaks," 12 Sep. 2018 House Republicans passed a Farm Bill that imposes harsher work requirements on food stamps; the Senate stripped the changes to work requirements before passing their version. Alvin Chang, Vox, "The Republican push for welfare “work requirements,” cartoonsplained," 26 July 2018 Jennifer Warren has a history of misusing food stamps. Amy Julia Harris And Shoshana Walter, charlotteobserver, "This cafe serves food bought with rehab participants’ food stamps," 10 July 2018 In other words, the vast majority of the people on food stamps aren’t working. Meg Kelly, Washington Post, "Are people ‘coming back off the sidelines’ and into the workforce, as Ivanka Trump says?," 5 July 2018 My mom didn’t come here to collect money or to collect food stamps. Leila Cobo, Billboard, "Mexican Star Luis Coronel Opens Up About Family Separation: 'We Always Lived in Fear' (Exclusive)," 20 June 2018 Sanders, in particular, has been relentless in his criticism of Amazon over the last few months, proposing a bill that would tax the company as a penalty for having workers who need food stamps and other public assistance to make ends meet. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Amazon will raise its minimum wage to $15 for all 350,000 U.S. workers," 2 Oct. 2018 Last month, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation that would tax businesses for the cost of employees' food stamps and other assistance programs. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Amazon institutes $15 minimum wage for all US employees, including temps," 2 Oct. 2018 Without new legislation, major programs governing food stamps and crop insurance remain intact, but funding will lapse for dozens of smaller programs, including those that promote U.S. farm goods overseas. WSJ, "Farmers Say Aid Won’t Cover Tariff Damage," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of food stamp

1939, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of food stamp

: a small document that is given by the government to poor people and that can be used to buy food

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