slopwork
noun Date: 1849 1. the manufacture of cheap ready-made clothing 2. hasty slovenly work

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  • Slopwork — Slop work , n. The manufacture of slops, or cheap ready made clothing; also, such clothing; hence, hasty, slovenly work of any kind. [1913 Webster] No slopwork ever dropped from his [Carlyle s] pen. Froude. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slopwork — [släp′wʉrk΄] n. 1. the manufacture of cheap clothing 2. work that is carelessly done slopworker n …   English World dictionary

  • slopwork — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: slop (I) + work 1. a. : the manufacture of cheap ready made clothing b. : slop clothing 2. [influenced in meaning by …   Useful english dictionary

  • slopwork — slopworker, n. /slop werrk /, n. 1. the manufacture of cheap clothing. 2. clothing of this kind. 3. work that is carelessly or poorly done. [1840 50; SLOP2 + WORK] * * * …   Universalium

  • slopwork — /ˈslɒpwɜk/ (say slopwerk) noun 1. the manufacture of cheap clothing. 2. clothing of this kind. 3. any work done cheaply or poorly. {slop2 + work} –slopworker, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • slop|work|er — «SLOP WUR kuhr», noun. a person who does slopwork …   Useful english dictionary

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