Definition of Meal ticket

1. Noun. A source of income or livelihood.




2. Noun. Coupon redeemable at a restaurant and entitling the holder to a meal.
Exact synonyms: Luncheon Voucher
Generic synonyms: Coupon, Voucher

Definition of Meal ticket

1. Noun. A ticket or voucher that can be exchanged for food. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) Someone or something that provides income or livelihood, especially as an exploited source. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meal Ticket

meagerness
meagernesses
meagre
meagrely
meagreness
meagrer
meagres
meagrest
meagry
meak
meaks
meal
meal-tide
meal-tides
meal plan
meal ticket (current term)
meal tickets
meal worm
mealberry
mealed
mealer
mealers
mealie
mealie land
mealie meal
mealiepap
mealier
mealies
mealiest
mealiness

Literary usage of Meal ticket

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1. Encyclopedia of Comedy: For Professional Entertainers, Social Clubs by James Melville Janson (1899)
"ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMEDY meal ticket. By buying a meal ticket I get six dollars for five, and every time I eat a meal they punch a hole in my ticket Yesterday ..."

2. My Battles with Vice by Virginia Brooks (1915)
"CHAPTER V NELLIE DALY'S meal ticket THE boarding-house keepers of large cities are often the world's most practical humanitarians. ..."

3. Social Engineering: A Record of Things Done by American Industrialists by William Howe Tolman (1909)
"Men having a " five meal ticket" who may wish to take luncheon on Saturday also, may secure a ticket for this day for 15 cents. ..."

4. Annual Report of the Isthmian Canal Commission by Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.), United States President (1901-1909 : Roosevelt), Canal Zone Governor (1910)
"The coupon book and meal ticket accounts are inspected and verified about once a month in the offices of the timekeepers and others issuing such books and ..."

5. Annual Report of the Minister of Mines for the Year Ending by British Columbia Dept. of Mines (1907)
"The meal ticket mineral claim and the adjoining claim, the Cash Box' meal ticket. are located on. the north side of Collison bay, about 280 feet elevation ..."

6. Farm Accounts: A Manual for Farmers and Those Desiring a Simple Method of by John Alexander Vye (1906)
"2, received from home $25.00; paid for meal ticket $8.20; literary society tax 10c; ... 3, paid for breakfast 30c; meal ticket and hospital fee $13.00. ..."

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