minimum wage

noun

Definition of minimum wage

  1. 1 :  living wage

  2. 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

  1. Congress will vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage.

1860

First Known Use of minimum wage

1860


MINIMUM WAGE Defined for English Language Learners

minimum wage

noun

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


Law Dictionary

minimum wage

noun

Legal Definition of minimum wage

  1. :  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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