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In England, someone who is receiving state welfare, often for long periods of time, even when they could work.
"What's he doing now then?"
"Oh, he's on the dole, while his girlfriend works in social services"
"Sad bastard!"
by tvod June 23, 2014
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an Australian English term meaning "receiving some form of government handouts/welfare assistance".
if your are on the dole, you are most likely abusing the Western state.
by sexydimma June 16, 2015
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