sweat-shop

sweatshop

[swet-shop]
noun
a shop employing workers at low wages, for long hours, and under poor conditions.

Origin:
1865–70; sweat + shop

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sweatshop (ˈswɛtˌʃɒp)
 
n
a workshop where employees work long hours under bad conditions for low wages

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sweatshop definition


A small factory or shop in which employees are poorly paid and work under adverse conditions. Sweatshops were especially common in the garment industry during the early twentieth century.

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