company town


noun

a town whose inhabitants are mainly dependent on one company for employment, housing, supplies, etc.

Nearby words

  1. company of jesus,
  2. company officer,
  3. company secretary,
  4. company sergeant major,
  5. company store,
  6. company union,
  7. company woman,
  8. compar.,
  9. comparable,
  10. comparable worth

Origin of company town

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for company town

company town

noun

US and Canadian a town built by a company for its employees
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