dole noun definition in Unemployment topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

dole

 noun: Unemployment topic
[singular] (also the dole) (British English, informal) money paid by the state to unemployed people He's been on the dole (= without a job) for a year. The government is changing the rules for claiming dole. lengthening dole queues We could all be in the dole queue on Monday (= have lost our jobs).

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