Sweatshop

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Definition

a sweatshop: a factory in which employees work long hours in poor conditions for little pay
noun
There are many organizations which fight companies that exploit sweatshop labor. Many companies do it as it is cheap, but the workers work in horrible conditions for little pay.
sweat perspiration, moisture
a shop a store, a supermarket, a place that sells things

Pronunciation examples
UK: Your shoes were made by a 10 year old child in a sweatshop.
US: Sweatshops exploit children and sweet shops are bad for their teeth.

Examples

  • "Their facilities there were essentially sweatshops."
  • "Strategically, I must advise that we pursue a legitimate alternative to sweatshops and slave labor."
  • "There's been a media circus surrounding their sweatshops and innumerable counts of worker exploitation."

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