pay·​check | \ ˈpā-ˌchek How to pronounce paycheck (audio) \

Definition of paycheck

1 : a check in payment of wages or salary
2 : wages, salary

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Examples of paycheck in a Sentence

I went to the office to pick up my paycheck. Your weekly paycheck will be almost $600 after taxes.
Recent Examples on the Web The man needed a police report to document the incident and provide the state justification of docking the ex-employee $250 from his last paycheck. John Benson, cleveland, 10 May 2022 Take it even though your disposable income is probably shrinking and your paycheck isn’t keeping up with inflation. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 29 Apr. 2022 Instead, get more of your money in your paycheck and save for a higher down payment. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 Consider automatically directing a portion of your paycheck to a bank savings account each pay period. Ron Carson, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Amarjeet Kaur Johal, Chohan’s nani-ji, or maternal grandmother, was picking up her paycheck when she was shot. Rashika Jaipuriar, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Apr. 2022 For example, your income consists of your paycheck and some interest on your bank accounts. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 8 Apr. 2022 About 36% of workers want the ability to receive part or all of their paycheck in cryptocurrency, and 42% would like to receive NFTs as a performance reward. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 4 Apr. 2022 Ten percent of her paycheck is already garnished because of outstanding debts. Mackenzie Maysstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of paycheck

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 May 2022

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“Paycheck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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pay·​check | \ ˈpā-ˌchek How to pronounce paycheck (audio) \

Kids Definition of paycheck

: a check given or received as wages or salary

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