community chest


noun

a fund for local welfare activities, built up by voluntary contributions.

Nearby words

  1. community card,
  2. community care,
  3. community center,
  4. community centre,
  5. community charge,
  6. community chests and councils of america,
  7. community church,
  8. community college,
  9. community council,
  10. community education

Origin of community chest

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for community chest

community chest

noun

US a fund raised by voluntary contribution for local welfare activities
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