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"workhouse" in British English

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workhousenoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɜːk.haʊs/  us   /ˈwɝːk-/
a ​building where very ​poorpeople in ​Britain used to ​work, in the past, in ​exchange for ​food and ​shelter
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(Definition of workhouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (英国旧时的)劳动济贫所…
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國舊時的)勞動濟貧所…
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