Related formsan·ti·wel·fare, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for on welfare
- financial and other assistance given to people in need
- (as modifier)welfare services
Word Origin for welfare
Culture definitions for on welfare
Government-provided support for those unable to support themselves. In the United States, it is undertaken by various federal, state, and local agencies under the auspices of different programs, the best known of which are Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and food stamps.
Idioms and Phrases with on welfare
see on relief.