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living wage

noun

Simple Definition of living wage

  • : an amount of money you are paid for a job that is large enough to provide you with the basic things (such as food and shelter) needed to live an acceptable life

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of living wage

  1. 1 :  a subsistence wage

  2. 2 :  a wage sufficient to provide the necessities and comforts essential to an acceptable standard of living

Examples of living wage in a sentence

  1. He was barely earning a living wage.



1860

First Known Use of living wage

1860


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