the physical labor associated with the cultivation or picking of crops in farm fields, especially as performed by poorly paid, unskilled workers.
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Origin of stoop labor
First recorded in 1945–50
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Back-bending manual work, especially farm work. For example, They had us picking peas all day, and that's too much stoop labor. [First half of 1900s]
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