company town


noun

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

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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