Definition of workfare
: a welfare program in which recipients are required to perform usually public-service work
Origin and Etymology of workfare
work + welfare
First Known Use: 1968See Words from the same year
WORKFARE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of workfare for English Language Learners
: a program in which people must do work in order to receive money from the government for food, housing, medical costs, etc.
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