on welfare

Definition of on welfare

US
:receiving money from the government because of a low income or lack of income
  • a family on welfare

Word by Word Definitions

welfare play
  1. : the state of doing well especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, or prosperity

  2. : aid in the form of money or necessities for those in need

  3. : an agency or program through which such aid is distributed

  1. : of, relating to, or concerned with welfare and especially with improvement of the welfare of disadvantaged social groups

  2. : receiving public welfare benefits


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