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