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paycheck Syllabification: pay·check
Pronunciation: /ˈpāˌCHek/

Definition of paycheck in English:


1A check for salary or wages made out to an employee.
Example sentences
  • Then, earlier this month, employee paychecks were delayed after a financial rejiggering and a wave of staff layoffs.
  • The Metal Workers Union that represents the workers said that employees had not received paychecks since November.
  • Some believe he gave Central Office employees advances on their paychecks.
1.1North American A salary or income: socking away money for the time when he wouldn’t have a steady paycheck
More example sentences
  • Then, joining the military seemed like the best path to a steady paycheck, benefits and college money.
  • The only thing that holds me back is a steady paycheck and an easy retirement.
  • Unfortunately, readers' affection hasn't necessarily translated into steady paychecks for the authors they love.
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