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"food stamp" in British English

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food stampnoun [C]

uk   us   US
a ​piece of ​paper that is given to ​poorpeople by the ​government and with which they can then ​buyfood
(Definition of food stamp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"food stamp" in American English

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food stampnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈfud ˌstæmp/
a ​speciallyprintedpiece of ​paperworth a ​specificdollaramount which the US ​governmentprovides to ​poorpeople for ​buying food
(Definition of food stamp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"food stamp" in Business English

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food stampnoun [C]

uk   us   US GOVERNMENT
a ​smallpaper that is given by the US ​government to ​poorpeople and that can be used to ​buyfood: More than 200,000 ​retailers are ​authorized to ​acceptfoodstamps for ​groceries.
(Definition of food stamp from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “food stamp”
in Chinese (Simplified) (政府发给贫民的)食品券…
in Chinese (Traditional) (政府發給貧民的)食品券…
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