sub·​econ·​o·​my ˌsəb-i-ˈkä-nə-mē How to pronounce subeconomy (audio)
variants or sub-economy
plural subeconomies or sub-economies
: an economic system that is part of a larger economy
the subeconomy of transient workers

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subeconomy was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Subeconomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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