sweatshop

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sweat (to extract money, labour, etc., verb) +‎ shop

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sweatshop (plural sweatshops)

  1. A factory or other place of work where pay is low and conditions are poor or even illegal. [from 1892]
    • 2001 February 19, quoting Jonah Peretti, “Jonah Peretti and Nike”, in The Guardian[1]:
      I was thrilled to be able to build my own shoes, and my personal iD was offered as a small token of appreciation for the sweatshop workers poised to help me realize my vision.

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