slave labor

noun
variants: US slave labor or chiefly British slave labour

Definition of slave labor

1 : work that is done by enslaved people or by people who are treated as though they are enslaved prisoners being forced to do slave labor a slave labor camp
2 : enslaved people doing work The pyramids were built by slave labor.

Other Words from slave labor

slave laborer (chiefly US) or chiefly British slave labourer noun, plural slave laborers
… The Statue of Freedom—the figure of a Native American woman warrior that stands on the dome—was cast in bronze by slave laborers in 1863 and hoisted up there. — Jack E. White

First Known Use of slave labor

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of slave labor was in 1802

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slaveholder

slave labor

slaveless

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“Slave labor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slave%20labor. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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