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minimum wage

noun

Simple Definition of minimum wage

  • : an amount of money that is the least amount of money per hour that workers must be paid according to the law

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of minimum wage

  1. 1 :  living wage

  2. 2 :  the lowest wage paid or permitted to be paid; specifically :  a wage fixed by legal authority or by contract as the least that may be paid either to employed persons generally or to a particular category of employed persons

Examples of minimum wage in a sentence

  1. Congress will vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage.



1860

First Known Use of minimum wage

1860

Rhymes with minimum wage


Law Dictionary

minimum wage

noun

Legal Definition of minimum wage

  1. :  a wage fixed by contract or especially by law as the least that may be paid either to employees generally or to a particular category of employees — compare scale




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