work camp


noun

a camp for prisoners sentenced to labor, especially to outdoor labor such as roadbuilding or farming.
a volunteer project in which members of a church, service organization, etc., work together in aid of some worthy cause.

Nearby words

  1. wore,
  2. wore-out,
  3. work,
  4. work back,
  5. work both sides of the street,
  6. work ethic,
  7. work expands to fill the time available for its completion,
  8. work farm,
  9. work force,
  10. work function

Origin of work camp

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for work camp

work camp

noun

a camp set up for young people who voluntarily do manual work on a worthwhile project
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