(UK, colloquial) Abbreviation of social security benefit., the UK government department responsible for administering such welfare benefit, for its employees.
Other Word Forms of Social
Origin of Social
From Middle French social, from Latin sociālis (“of or belonging to a companion or companionship or association, social"), from socius (“a companion, fellow, partner, associate, ally"), from sequor (“follow").
Middle English sociale domestic from Old French social from Latin sociālis of companionship from socius companion sekw-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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