stoop labour

stoop labour

Idiom: stoop labour


Hard, physical labour requires one to bend over, especially that which would be done on a farm.

the hard labor done or required to plant, cultivate, and harvest a crop and especially a crop of vegetables


My grandfather has a permanent hunch in his spine from the stoop labour he had to do throughout his life.

Every summer we send the children to my brother’s farm. It’s good for them to get out of the city for a while and do a little bit of stoop labour.

The tough stoop labour was necessary for family survival.

work done by stooping, as in picking fruit from low-growing plants

They had us picking peas all day, and that’s too much stoop labour

‘In eighth grade, my tale about involuntary stoop labour in a neighbour’s blueberry patch had its own imagined details.’


This word is first recorded in the period 1945–50.

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