WPA

  1. Work Projects Administration: the former federal agency (1935–43) charged with instituting and administering public works in order to relieve national unemployment.Originally Works Progress Administration.
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WPA

abbreviation for (in the US)
  1. Work Projects Administration or Works Progress Administration
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Word Origin and History for wpa

WPA

1936, initialism from Works Progress Administration, U.S. agency established 1935.

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