Definition of sweated labour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


sweated labour

BrE BrE//ˌswetɪd ˈleɪbə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌswetɪd ˈleɪbər//
[uncountable] (British English) Poverty and famine
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hard work that is done for low wages in poor conditions; the people who do this work See related entries: Poverty and famine