Definition of sweatshop
: a shop or factory in which employees work for long hours at low wages and under unhealthy conditions
Recent Examples of sweatshop from the Web
Brown is at pains to note that the sweatshop manager Frank, played with passion and ferment by Patrick Andrews, is far from a perfect man.
My all time favorites are about child labor at Apple’s iPod sweatshops.
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SWEATSHOP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sweatshop for English Language Learners
: a place where people work long hours for low pay in poor conditions
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