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Hello there,

I have another question and am wondering someone might give some help.

In a sentence below, what do the words "welcome wagon" mean?

Does that mean some kind of 'ceremony' or ' a group of people who welcome the others'?

Unlike the definitions on the dictionary, it doesn't look being related to the organization of the same name or the real wagon.--this is my guess.

Thanks for your help in advance!

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The company is bringing out the welcome wagon for the new sales recruits.
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In your example sentence, it means that the company is making a big effort to welcome new recruits heartily. The origin of the phrase is a well-known community service-- an actual vehicle operated by a community and used to bring useful gifts and a warm welcome to new residents. Look [url=http://www.welcomewagon.ca/en /]HERE[/url], for instance.
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>well-known community service

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"Welcome Wagons" were first used in the days of the American Pioneers to make subsequent American Settlers feel a sense of security and comfort meeting their neighbors for the sake of building community and forming solidarity.

It was a peaceful way of meeting your new neighbor, commonly mile's away, as well as letting them know who you were.


Goods and sundries would often be included as essentially a land-warming gift to help the newbies get a good start. This also preemptively kept them from stealing from you, as they would know that you were open to offering assistance and such would take reason from any need to.


The wagons would be either open-air ranch/farm wagons, or hemp covered wagons.


"Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood...?"

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"Welcome Wagons" were first used in the days of the American Pioneers to make subsequent American Settlers feel a sense of security and comfort meeting their neighbors for the sake of building community and forming solidarity.

It was a peaceful way of meeting your new neighbor, commonly mile's away, as well as letting them know who you were.


Goods and sundries would often be included as essentially a land-warming gift to help the newbies get a good start. This also preemptively kept them from stealing from you, as they would know that you were open to offering assistance and such would take reason from any need to.


The wagons would be either open-air ranch/farm wagons, or hemp covered wagons.


"Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood...?"

"This also preemptively kept them from stealing from you, as they would know that you were open to offering assistance.. ." Interesting, how the world has changed. Gone are.the days of Mr. Rogers as well.