an·​ti-sweat·​shop ¦an-tī-¦swet-ˌshäp How to pronounce anti-sweatshop (audio)
variants or less commonly antisweatshop
: opposing or prohibiting sweatshops
anti-sweatshop legislation
Anti-sweatshop leaders and some members of Congress have long sought to increase wages and protect the islands' garment workers …Rebecca Clarren, Ms., Spring 2006
Living wage and antisweatshop struggles simultaneously show the burgeoning strength and the existing limitations of new labor-based movements.Dan Clawson, The Next Upsurge, 2003

Word History


anti- entry 1 + sweatshop

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-sweatshop was in 1896

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