Definition of minimum wage
1 : living wage
2 : the lowest wage paid or permitted to be paid; specifically : a wage fixed by legal authority or by contract as the least that may be paid either to employed persons generally or to a particular category of employed persons
Examples of minimum wage in a Sentence
Congress will vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage.
First Known Use of minimum wage
MINIMUM WAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of minimum wage for English Language Learners
: an amount of money that is the least amount of money per hour that workers must be paid according to the law
Legal Definition of minimum wage
: a wage fixed by contract or especially by law as the least that may be paid either to employees generally or to a particular category of employees — compare scale
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