regional note: in AM, use slave labor
1. uncountable noun
The children were used as slave labour in gold mines in the jungle.
The report alleges that thousands of people have been forced into slave labour by
2. uncountable noun
If people work very hard for long hours
for very little money
, you can refer to it as slave labour
He's been forced into slave labour at burger bars to earn a bit of cash.
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