Meaning of “sweatshop” in the English Dictionary

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"sweatshop" in American English

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sweatshopnoun [ C ]

us /ˈswetˌʃɑp/

a small factory where workers are paid very little and work many hours under bad conditions

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"sweatshop" in Business English

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sweatshopnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈswetʃɒp/ us disapproving WORKPLACE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

a place where people work for long hours and very low pay in an unhealthy situation:

sweatshop conditions/products/workers The report claims many toy companies only worry about sweatshop conditions during periods of bad publicity.

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