[<< wiktionary] food stamp
== English ==


=== Noun ===
food stamp (plural food stamps)

A stamp or similar paper document (e.g. coupon) issued to be exchanged in shops or storage facilities for food, or (by extension) for other essential provisions, notably in a rationing system or as a non-financial form of welfare benefit.
The authorities claim they turned from unemployment checks to food stamps to avoid alcoholists wasting their families' allowances in pubs


==== Synonyms ====
ration card
ration stamp


==== Related terms ====
revenue stamp


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