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food stamp

[ food-stamp ]
/ ˈfud ˌstæmp /
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noun

any of the coupons formerly sold or given under a federal program to low-income Americans and redeemable for food, as at grocery stores or markets: replaced by electronically deposited benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

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Also called food cou·pon.

Origin of food stamp

First recorded in 1935–40
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