soup kitchen

  1. a place where food, usually soup, is served at little or no charge to people experiencing food insecurity.

  2. Military Slang. (in World War I) a mobile kitchen.

Origin of soup kitchen

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for soup kitchen

soup kitchen

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

  2. military a mobile kitchen

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