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living wage

noun

: 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

Full Definition of LIVING WAGE

1
:  a subsistence wage
2
:  a wage sufficient to provide the necessities and comforts essential to an acceptable standard of living

Examples of LIVING WAGE

  1. He was barely earning a living wage.

First Known Use of LIVING WAGE

1860

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