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noun

a place where food, usually soup, is served at little or no charge to the needy.
Military Slang. (in World War I) a mobile kitchen.

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Origin of soup kitchen

First recorded in 1850–55
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soup kitchen

noun

a place or mobile stall where food and drink, esp soup, is served to destitute people
military a mobile kitchen
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