work camp

noun

Definition of work camp

: a camp for workers: such as
b : a short-term group project in which individuals from one or more religious organizations volunteer their labor

Examples of work camp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The office is also operating two makeshift housing sites at the Fort Bliss U.S. Army base and a work camp in Pecos, Texas, that can accomodate 4,000 migrant teens and thousands of additional back-up beds. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, 3 May 2022 After a brief prologue in 1968, the film backtracks to the end of World War II, as Hans is being remanded into civilian custody from a work camp. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2022 The 50-second clip zoomed in on a snowy work camp with barking dogs and armed guards. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2022 He was sentenced last July to 30 months in prison for which he's expected to report to a federal prison work camp in Oregon. Lauren Del Valle And Kara Scannell, CNN, 24 Jan. 2022 By the end of the year, waste-sorting operations were transferred to Janowska, a work camp that later became a death camp. Caleb Crain, The New Yorker, 10 Jan. 2022 But the arrival of a pair of recent acquaintances—like Emmett, recent inmates of a work camp for juvenile offenders—complicates their journey. WSJ, 14 Oct. 2021 But the arrival of a pair of recent acquaintances—like Emmett, recent inmates of a work camp for juvenile offenders—complicates their journey. WSJ, 14 Oct. 2021 But the arrival of a pair of recent acquaintances—like Emmett, recent inmates of a work camp for juvenile offenders—complicates their journey. WSJ, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of work camp

1877, in the meaning defined above

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6 May 2022

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“Work camp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/work%20camp. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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