sweatshop
noun Date: 1892 a shop or factory in which employees work for long hours at low wages and under unhealthy conditions

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  • Sweatshop — in Chicago 1903 Ein Sweatshop bzw. Ausbeutungsbetrieb ist eine abwertende Bezeichnung für Fabriken bzw. Manufakturen, üblicherweise in einem Entwicklungsland, in denen Menschen zu Niedriglöhnen arbeiten. Multinationale Konzerne lagern ihre… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sweatshop — sweat‧shop [ˈswet ʆɒp ǁ ʆɑːp] noun [countable] disapproving a small business, factory etc where people work very hard in poor conditions for very low pay: • My prices are competitive but I can t compete with the sweatshops. * * * sweatshop UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • sweatshop — 1892, from SWEAT (Cf. sweat) + SHOP (Cf. shop) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sweatshop — ► NOUN ▪ a factory or workshop employing workers for long hours in poor conditions …   English terms dictionary

  • sweatshop — ☆ sweatshop [swet′shäp΄ ] n. a shop where employees work long hours at low wages under poor working conditions …   English World dictionary

  • Sweatshop — A sweatshop is a working environment with very difficult or dangerous conditions, usually where the workers have few rights or ways to address their situation. This can include exposure to harmful materials, hazardous situations, extreme… …   Wikipedia

  • Sweatshop — Atelier de misère Dans un sweatshop à Chicago aux États Unis en 1930. Un atelier de misère[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sweatshop —    This name is given to a factory or workplace that operates under unsafe and/or unlawful working conditions and/or employs minors. The name is derived from the hot rooms in which the employed unskilled laborers performed piecework. The name… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • sweatshop — UK [ˈswetˌʃɒp] / US [ˈswetˌʃɑp] noun [countable] Word forms sweatshop : singular sweatshop plural sweatshops informal a factory where people work very hard in bad conditions and earn very little money …   English dictionary

  • sweatshop — /swet shop /, n. a shop employing workers at low wages, for long hours, and under poor conditions. [1865 70; SWEAT + SHOP] * * * ▪ labour  workplace in which workers are employed at low wages and under unhealthy or oppressive conditions. In… …   Universalium

  • sweatshop — noun Sweatshop is used before these nouns: ↑labour …   Collocations dictionary

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