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starvation wages

noun plural

Simple Definition of starvation wages

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of starvation wages

  1. :  wages insufficient to provide the ordinary necessities of life

1870

First Known Use of starvation wages

1870


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