AskDefine | Define dole

Dictionary Definition



1 a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given
2 money received from the state [syn: pogy, pogey]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To distribute in small amounts; to share out, small portions of a meagre resource.


  1. money or other goods given as charity
  2. In the context of "British|slang": payment by the state to the unemployed
    I get my dole paid twice a week.
    I’ve been on the dole for two years now.
  3. sorrow or grief; dolour






Extensive Definition

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Dole may refer to:


dole in German: Dole (Begriffsklärung)
dole in French: Dole
dole in Japanese: ドール (曖昧さ回避)
dole in Norwegian Nynorsk: Dole
dole in Low German: Dole

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