pay envelope


Definition of pay envelope

: an envelope containing one's wages

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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 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, "UAW workers would benefit from dramatically different kind of bargaining," 19 Oct. 2019 Roosevelt tied Landon to employers who had been slipping anti-Social Security propaganda into their workers’ pay envelopes. Los Angeles Times, "Column: A Republican senator hints at gutting Social Security ‘behind closed doors’," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of pay envelope

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pay envelope was in 1889

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“Pay envelope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pay envelope

: an envelope that contains your wages
: the money that you regularly earn : a wage or salary

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