pay stub


variants or less commonly paystub
plural pay stubs also paystubs
: a piece of paper or a digital record that is given to an employee with each paycheck and that shows the amount of money that the employee earned and the amount that was removed for taxes, insurance costs, etc.
When a student gets their first job, one thing they need to learn early on is how to read and understand their pay stub The Newberry (South Carolina) Observer

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pay stub was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Pay stub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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Last Updated: 23 Aug 2022

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