- a shop employing workers at low wages, for long hours, and under poor conditions.
Origin of sweatshop
Related Words for sweatshopshop, plant, foundry, firm, cooperative, industry, workshop, branch, laboratory, mill, theater, amphitheater, stadium, gym, rink, works, sweatshop, manufactory, warehouse, forge
Examples from the Web for sweatshop
Contemporary Examples of sweatshop
Following the tragedy, American Apparel CEO Dov Charney spoke out against overseas, sweatshop production.American Apparel Stirs Up Controversy…Again
March 6, 2014
Historical Examples of sweatshop
Looks like someone was openin' a sweatshop in the buildin', don't it!Shorty McCabe on the Job
The sudden change to a big city, a sweatshop, was too much for him, too much for all of them.Crimes of Charity
And then hed put them to work in his sweatshop and sweat them into their grave.
How can you enjoy your vacation in the country while Im in the sweatshop?
To the stifling submission of the sweatshop or the desperation of the streets!
- a workshop where employees work long hours under bad conditions for low wages
Word Origin and History for sweatshop
A small factory or shop in which employees are poorly paid and work under adverse conditions. Sweatshops were especially common in the garment industry during the early twentieth century.