New Deal


Definition of NEW DEAL

:  the legislative and administrative program of President F. D. Roosevelt designed to promote economic recovery and social reform during the 1930s; also :  the period of this program
New Dealer noun
New Deal·ish \-ˈdē-lish\ adjective
New Deal·ism \-ˈdē(ə)-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin of NEW DEAL

from the supposed resemblance to the situation of freshness and equality of opportunity afforded by a fresh deal in a card game
First Known Use: 1932


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