: of or relating to a system or policy of paying bills when due or of paying for goods and services when purchased

Examples of pay-as-you-go in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Travelers can purchase a cabin onboard or use the line’s pay-as-you-go plan. Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 23 May 2024 By Armani Syed May 30, 2024 7:29 AM EDT M-Kopa isn’t threatened by competitors looking to emulate its pay-as-you-go products for underbanked customers across Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Ghana. Armani Syed, TIME, 30 May 2024 The company charges pay-as-you-go fees for its tools, with discounts for committed usage. Sarah Whitmire, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 However, retiree health benefits are managed on a pay-as-you-go basis. Dan Doonan, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Over a one- or two-year payment period, a pay-as-you-go customer might spend around 20% to 25% extra before coming to own a solar home system. Christine Ro, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Perhaps the most interesting of the new offerings is Workers AI, which will allow customers to run models on a pay-as-you-go basis by accessing GPUs that are physically nearby. Sage Lazzaro, Fortune, 29 Sep. 2023 Its website, which previously suggested that SatPaqs would sell for US $139, with pay-as-you-go texts and emails, is currently offline. IEEE Spectrum, 13 Feb. 2017 Cloud allows health care providers to order computing power in a pay-as-you-go manner, rather than putting too much investment upfront. John Kell, Fortune, 30 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pay-as-you-go was in 1840

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“Pay-as-you-go.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pay-as-you-go. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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