Definition of paycheck in English:


Syllabification: pay·check
Pronunciation: /ˈpāˌCHek


  • 1A check for salary or wages made out to an employee.
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    • 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
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    • 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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