Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A form of welfare in which capable adults are required to perform work, often in public-service jobs, as a condition of receiving aid.

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  • noun US A form of welfare in which people are required to work as a condition of receiving aid

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[work + (wel)fare.]

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