Definition of payday in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpāˌdā/


1A day on which someone is paid or expects to be paid their wages.
Example sentences
  • Not only was it not a weekend night, but it wasn't near a pay day.
  • If today's your pay day and you have a sudden craving for Cantonese food, why not go to the Grand Hyatt's Canton restaurant for a try?
  • And because August 31 is going to be their last pay day until January, they don't half work hard!
1.1 informal Money or success won or earned: his two seasons in Dallas helped him land his first huge payday in the NFL when he signed with the Cardinals
More example sentences
  • By selling its dignity the athletic program can earn paydays of $40,000 or more for each game it plays at the home of a major-conference opponent.
  • They will have to earn big paydays on NHL ice now, as those who came before should have.
  • If he keeps progressing as a safety and continues to make impact plays on special teams, then he could earn a big payday.

Words that rhyme with payday

heyday, mayday

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Syllabification: pay·day

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