Definition of dole-bludger in English:

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Australian /NZ informal
A person who chooses to receive unemployment benefit rather than work.
Example sentences
  • With unemployment sitting at its lowest point in nearly two decades, it becomes fairly hard to generate widespread public outrage about dole-bludgers.
  • They may not like dole-bludgers, but they have no problem holding out their caps for taxpayer subsidies.

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