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"sweatshop" in British English

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sweatshopnoun [C]

uk   /ˈswet.ʃɒp/  us   /ˈswet.ʃɑːp/ disapproving
(Definition of sweatshop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sweatshop" in American English

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sweatshopnoun [C]

 us   /ˈswetˌʃɑp/
a ​smallfactory where ​workers are ​paid very little and ​work many ​hours under ​badconditions
(Definition of sweatshop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sweatshop" in Business English

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sweatshopnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈswetʃɒp/ disapproving WORKPLACE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
a ​place where ​peoplework for ​longhours and very ​lowpay in an unhealthy ​situation: sweatshop conditions/products/workers The ​reportclaims many toy ​companies only worry about sweatshop ​conditions during ​periods of ​badpublicity.
(Definition of sweatshop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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