food stamp

food stamp
food stamp
n.
any of the federal coupons given to qualifying low-income persons for use in buying food

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  • food stamp — UK / US or food coupon UK / US noun [countable] Word forms food stamp : singular food stamp plural food stamps American a small piece of paper that is used to buy food, given to poor people by the US government • See: food coupon …   English dictionary

  • food stamp — ➔ stamp1 * * * food stamp UK US noun [C] US GOVERNMENT ► a small paper that is given by the US government to poor people and that can be used to buy food: »More than 200,000 retailers are authorized to accept food stamps for groceries …   Financial and business terms

  • food stamp — food ,stamp or food ,coupon noun count AMERICAN a small piece of paper that is used to buy food, given to poor people by the U.S. government: go on food stamps (=receive them from the government): When my father lost his job, we had to go on food …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • food stamp — also food coupon n an official piece of paper that the US government gives to poor people so they can buy food …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • food stamp — food′ stamp n. cvb gov a coupon sold or given under a federal program to eligible needy persons and redeemable for food at designated stores or markets. Also called food′ cou pon • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • food stamp — noun a government issued stamp that can be used in exchange for food • Hypernyms: ↑tender, ↑legal tender, ↑stamp * * * noun : a government issued stamp that is sold at little cost or given to low income persons and is redeemable for food * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • food stamp — food stamps N COUNT: usu pl In the United States, food stamps are official vouchers that are given to people with low incomes to be exchanged for food …   English dictionary

  • Food Stamp Program — The US Food Stamp Program is a federal assistance program that provides food to low and no income people living in the United States. Benefits are distributed by the individual states, but the program is administered through the U.S. Department… …   Wikipedia

  • Food stamp challenge — A food stamp challenge is a trend in the United States popularized by religious groups, community activists and food pantries in which a family of means chooses to purchase food using only the monetary equivalent of what a family that size would… …   Wikipedia

  • Food Stamp Nutrition Connection — The Food Stamp Nutrition Connection (FSNC) is an online resource center for State and local Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE) providers. FSNC includes databases of nutrition education materials, recipes, and related federal guidelines. It was …   Wikipedia

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