noun. ['ˈswɛtˌʃɑːp'] factory where workers do piecework for poor pay and are prevented from forming unions; common in the clothing industry.
1. Noun, singular or mass Many work under sweatshop conditions, many more work as domestic servants.
1. When I was a little boy, I used to work in a sweatshop. We made deodorant. - Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me