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  1. a plan under which a company's capital stock is acquired by its employees or workers.
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Origin of ESOP

1970–75; e(mployee) s(tock) o(wnership) p(lan)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • In 1480 Esop and Theocritus appeared, with no publisher's name.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)

    John Addington Symonds

  • Zenas, the overseer, is rebuked by Esop for beating a slave.

  • When there is a knock at the door Esop shouts: “What does the dog shake?”

  • And now I should like to introduce you to Mr. Esop; it's such a pleasure to bring together people of the same tastes.

    Miss Muffet's Christmas Party

    Samuel McChord Crothers

  • But Mr. Esop, the moment he heard the name, drew back with an air that was quite chilling and businesslike.

    Miss Muffet's Christmas Party

    Samuel McChord Crothers