noun \ˈpā-ˌrōl\

: a list of the people who work for a company and the amount of money that the company has agreed to pay them

: the total amount of money that a company pays to all of its employees

Full Definition of PAYROLL

:  a paymaster's or employer's list of those entitled to pay and of the amounts due to each
:  the sum necessary for distribution to those on a payroll; also :  the money to be distributed

Examples of PAYROLL

  1. They cut him from their payroll.
  2. He's the manager of a baseball team with a $50 million payroll.
  3. Businesses are keeping their payrolls low by embracing new technologies.

First Known Use of PAYROLL



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