- any of the coupons sold or given under a federal program to eligible needy persons and redeemable for food at designated grocery stores or markets.
Origin of food stamp
First recorded in 1935–40
Also called food coupon.
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Examples from the Web for food stamp
It was the first time in history a farm bill failed, and it later passed without the food-stamp component.Congress Unites to Screw the Hungry
September 8, 2014
For all the ugly talk of President Obama as “the food-stamp president,” that title should properly be shared with George W. Bush.The GOP’s Suicide Pact on Immigration
February 5, 2014
For stores like Walmart, which sells groceries and other goods to the same customers, the food-stamp cut will be a double-whammy.
Bill Simon, president and chief executive of Walmart U.S., last month (PDF) downplayed the potential threat of food-stamp cuts.
The other argument one sometimes hears concerns the dreadful curse of food-stamp fraud.The Republicans’ Food Stamp Fraud: It’s Not About Austerity
October 26, 2013