dol·​lar-a-year ˈdä-lər-ə-ˈyir How to pronounce dollar-a-year (audio)
: compensated by a token salary usually for government service
a dollar-a-year man

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dollar-a-year was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Dollar-a-year.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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