Industrial Workers of the World: Meaning and Definition of

Indus'trial Work'ers of the World'

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  1. an international industrial labor union, considered radical by many, that was organized in Chicago in 1905 and that disintegrated after 1920. Abbr.: I.W.W., IWW Cf. Wobbly.
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