Simple Definition of cottage industry
: a system for making products to sell in which people work in their own homes and use their own equipment
Full Definition of cottage industry
1 : an industry whose labor force consists of family units or individuals working at home with their own equipment
2 : a small and often informally organized industry
3 : a limited but enthusiastically pursued activity or subject <this debate about sex and law became a cottage industry for feminist academics — Wendy Kaminer>
Examples of cottage industry
weaving, pottery, and other cottage industries
First Known Use of cottage industry
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