Meaning of dole-bludger in English:



informal Australian, New Zealand
  • A person who chooses to receive unemployment benefit rather than work.

    • ‘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.’