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English definition of “handout”

handout

noun [C] (PRESENT)    /ˈhænd.aʊt/ often disapproving
something such as food, clothing, or money that is given free to someone who has a great need for it: I'm not interested in government handouts - all I want is a job.Gifts in the form of moneyPresents and giftsGenerous and charitableCharity organizations
(Definition of handout noun (PRESENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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