pay envelope


: an envelope containing one's wages

Examples of pay envelope in a Sentence

with this recession going on, workers shouldn't be expecting fatter pay envelopes
Recent Examples on the Web Veronica hands Flavia the pay envelope. Han Ong, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2021 The men who built the ships of the U.S. Navy men like Charles Fort of Dundalk and William Hooper of White Marsh had the satisfaction of doing a job right, of contributing to the nation's defense and of bringing home to their eastern Baltimore County communities a regular pay envelope. Jacques Kelly,, 9 Aug. 2021 Immigrant workmen gave up a pay envelope, schoolchildren put in pennies — upward of 150,000 people in all, each name and each donation noted by Pulitzer’s New York World, and almost each one under a dollar. Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2021 Frustrated by the limits of collective bargaining, Reuther came to complain that bargaining, once so promising, had come to focus on just another nickel in the pay envelope. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, 19 Oct. 2019 Roosevelt tied Landon to employers who had been slipping anti-Social Security propaganda into their workers’ pay envelopes. Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pay envelope was in 1889

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“Pay envelope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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