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


    slave labour

    BrE BrE//ˌsleɪv ˈleɪbə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsleɪv ˈleɪbər//
    (especially US English slave labor) [uncountable]
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  1. 1work that is done by slaves; the slaves who do the work Huge palaces were built by slave labour.
  2. 2(informal) work that is very hard and very badly paid I left because the job was just slave labour.