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pay packet


Definition of pay packet


  1. 1 :  an envelope that contains a person's wages

  2. 2 :  the money that a person regularly earns :  a wage or salary <her weekly/monthly pay packet>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make due return to for services rendered or property delivered

    :  to engage for money :  hire

    :  to give in return for goods or service

  1. :  something paid for a purpose and especially as a salary or wage :  remuneration

    :  the act or fact of paying or being paid

    :  the status of being paid by an employer :  employ

  1. :  containing or leading to something precious or valuable

    :  equipped with a coin slot for receiving a fee for use

    :  requiring payment

  1. :  to coat with a waterproof composition

  1. :  a small bundle or parcel

    :  a small thin package

    :  pay envelope

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