noun[mass noun] North American informal
An interest in a property earned by a tenant in return for labour towards upkeep or restoration: we’ve had to rely on sweat equity [as modifier]: sweat equity ownership of buildings
More example sentences
- The money has been mobilised from contributions by fund managers and sweat equity where sub-contractors were given shares worth the value of their construction works at the site.
- It's all out of pocket from volunteers and sweat equity - mainly sweat equity.
- The Shermans are putting more sweat equity than financial equity into their business.
Definition of sweat equity in:
- The US English dictionary