paycheck

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

Definition of paycheck

1 : a check in payment of wages or 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 For Benny, his reason to continue working is to go out and earn, not just a paycheck, but a purpose. CBS News, "On the Road: A year to remember with Steve Hartman," 26 Dec. 2019 Broader help from employers Workers — especially those at larger corporations — probably can look forward to more benefits and perks in the coming year beyond just paychecks, vacation/sick days, health insurance and perhaps a 401(k) savings plan. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "These are the top money and investment trends to watch for in 2020," 22 Dec. 2019 Broader help from employers Workers — especially those at larger corporations — probably can look forward to more benefits and perks in the coming year beyond just paychecks, vacation/sick days, health insurance and perhaps a 401(k) savings plan. Russ Wiles, USA TODAY, "These are the top Money and investment trends to watch out for in 2020," 22 Dec. 2019 Mariah and Patrick were trying to get used to the larger paychecks, the locks on the doors, the feeling that their family might be safe for a while. Erin Clark, BostonGlobe.com, "For one Maine family, the long, hard road from ‘nowhere’ to home," 21 Dec. 2019 Although still cashing a hefty paycheck, Joe Flacco emotionally checked out. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: “Hit ’em in the mouth.” Courtland Sutton and Broncos itching to pick fight with Chiefs.," 14 Dec. 2019 After winning a judgment, Methodist would then seek to seize part of the defendant’s paycheck, even when the defendant made very little money and even when the defendant was one of its employees. Wendi C. Thomas, ProPublica, "Sen. Chuck Grassley Wants a Hospital System That Sued Poor Patients to Explain Itself," 10 Dec. 2019 Some have even gone as far as offering their own paychecks, or putting forth the very progressive idea of a city-wide Cole Tax to fund the contract. Dan Carson, Houston Chronicle, "Astros memes beg Gerrit Cole to stay in Houston," 28 Oct. 2019 Ivey comes in at number 39 when ranking gubernatorial paychecks earning $120,395 a year, according to a new analysis by 24/7 Wall Street. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "What Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey earns and how it compares to other governors," 21 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of paycheck

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of paycheck was in 1899

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10 Jan 2020

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“Paycheck.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paycheck?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=p&file=payche01. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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paycheck

noun
How to pronounce paycheck (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of paycheck

: a check that is used to pay an employee for his or her work
chiefly US : the money that you regularly earn : a wage or salary

paycheck

noun
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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