Definition of dole-bludger in English:



informalAustralian, 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.’