subeconomy

noun
sub·​econ·​o·​my | \ ˌsəb-i-ˈkä-nə-mē How to pronounce subeconomy (audio) , -ə-, -ē- \
variants: or sub-economy
plural subeconomies or sub-economies

Definition of subeconomy

: an economic system that is part of a larger economy the subeconomy of transient workers

First Known Use of subeconomy

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Subeconomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subeconomy. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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