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English definition of “dole”

dole

noun [S]     /dəʊl/ US  /doʊl/
the dole UK informal the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed : Young people on (= receiving ) the dole are often bored and frustrated . If I can't find any work within a month , I'll have to go on the dole.Social security and state benefitsUnemployment
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