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Industrial Workers of the World Syllabification: In·dus·tri·al Work·ers of the World
(abbreviation: IWW)

Definition of Industrial Workers of the World in English:

A radical US labor movement, founded in Chicago in 1905 and, as part of the syndicalist movement, dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism. Its popularity declined after World War I, and by 1925 its membership was insignificant. Also called the Wobblies.

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