the efforts or programs of an agency, community, business organization, etc., to improve living conditions, increase job opportunities, secure hospitalization, and the like, for needy persons within its jurisdiction.
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Origin of welfare work
First recorded in 1905–10
OTHER WORDS FROM welfare workwelfare worker, noun
Words nearby welfare work
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