soup kitchen

noun
Updated on: 14 Feb 2018

Definition of soup kitchen

: an establishment dispensing minimum dietary essentials (such as soup and bread) to the needy

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First Known Use of soup kitchen

1831


SOUP KITCHEN Defined for English Language Learners

soup kitchen

noun

Definition of soup kitchen for English Language Learners

  • : a place that gives food (such as soup and bread) to poor people


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