pay·day | \ˈpā-ˌdā \

Definition of payday 

: a regular day on which wages are paid

Examples of payday in a Sentence

Is this Friday a payday?

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In his first outing as a professional, Vinnie Murphy of Edgewood won the Lilac City Invitational in Cheney on Sunday for a $10,000 payday. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Auburn University’s Graysen Huff off to hot start in PNGA Amateur with a 7-under 65," 9 July 2018 At least one — Markkanen — is headed for a no-doubt large payday. K.c. Johnson,, "Bulls Q&A: Is Wendell Carter Jr. the right pick? Will Zach LaVine be re-signed?," 27 June 2018 In addition, sources say that Sony/ATV's top management is in for a big payday too, thanks to an management equity plan initiated as part of the original EMI acquisition. Ed Christman, Billboard, "Why Sony Bought Bulk of EMI Before It Had To - And What Competitors Could Win By Objecting To the Deal," 23 May 2018 Charlo, however, never got a world middleweight title shot since the two biggest names in the division opted to fight each other for huge paydays, leaving the rest of the field to languish. Peter Lim, Houston Chronicle, "Jermall Charlo, Hugo Centeno Jr. to battle for interim WBC middleweight title," 20 Apr. 2018 But after the colt ran a disappointing third in the Wood Memorial, Gaffney passed up the Derby trip for the surer payday of a mutuel clerk at Aqueduct. Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Charlie Davis, Secretariat's exercise rider, dies after battle with lung cancer," 7 Feb. 2018 There are no 40 hour weeks, no big paydays - just a passion for telling stories from our communty., "5 Dead In Maryland Newsroom Shooting," 28 June 2018 That would still be a nice payday for Mr. Lanier, since tort lawyers in Texas typically get 40% of the award. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Hip Suit Needs Lawyer Replacement," 27 Apr. 2018 And payday lenders have mined their financial desperation for hefty profits. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Democrats Have a Plan to Save the Post Office – and Kill Payday Lenders," 25 Apr. 2018

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1529, in the meaning defined above

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: the day when you are regularly paid your wages

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