organized work directed toward the betterment of social conditions in the community, as by seeking to improve the condition of the poor, to promote the welfare of children, etc.
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Origin of social work
First recorded in 1915–20
OTHER WORDS FROM social worksocial worker, noun
Words nearby social work
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British Dictionary definitions for social work
any of various social services designed to alleviate the conditions of the poor and aged and to increase the welfare of children
Derived forms of social worksocial worker, noun
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