living wage

noun

Definition of living wage

1 : a subsistence wage
2 : a wage sufficient to provide the necessities and comforts essential to an acceptable standard of living

Examples of living wage in a Sentence

  1. He was barely earning a living wage.

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First Known Use of living wage

1817


LIVING WAGE Defined for English Language Learners

living wage

noun

Definition of living wage for English Language Learners

  • : an amount of money you are paid for a job that is large enough to provide you with the basic things (such as food and shelter) needed to live an acceptable life


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