Dictionary

starvation wages

noun plural

: money paid to workers that is not enough to pay for the things (such as food and shelter) that are needed to live

Full Definition of STARVATION WAGES

:  wages insufficient to provide the ordinary necessities of life
ADVERTISEMENT

First Known Use of STARVATION WAGES

1870

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: star vaultPrevious Word in the Dictionary: starvationAll Words Near: starvation wages
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears