food stamp

noun
|Updated on: 17 Aug 2018

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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First Known Use of food stamp

1939

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Definition of food stamp for English Language Learners

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


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