workfare

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noun work·fare \ˈwərk-ˌfer\

Definition of workfare

  1. :  a welfare program in which recipients are required to perform usually public-service work

Origin and Etymology of workfare

work + welfare


First Known Use: 1968


WORKFARE Defined for English Language Learners

workfare

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noun work·fare \ˈwərk-ˌfer\

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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