[ yel-oh-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˈdɔg, -ˈdɒg /
a contract between a worker and an employer in which, as a condition of employment, the worker agrees not to remain in or join a union.
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Origin of yellow-dog contract
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
Words nearby yellow-dog contract
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British Dictionary definitions for yellow-dog contract
US a contract with an employer, now illegal, in which an employee agreed not to join a trade union during his employment
Word Origin for yellow-dog contract
C20: from US yellow-dog anti-trade union, from yellow dog mongrel, contemptible person
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