Meaning of “dole” in the English Dictionary

"dole" in English

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dolenoun [ S ]

uk /dəʊl/ us /doʊl/
the dole UK informal

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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.

(Definition of “dole” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the dole" in Business English

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the dolenoun [ S ]

uk us UK informal US welfare ECONOMICS

the money that unemployed people receive from the government:

Workers, in their countless thousands, were facing the dole.
on the dole

unemployed and receiving money from the government:

He spent eighteen months on the dole.

dole cheats

(Definition of “the dole” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)