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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The much bigger paydays for equity derivatives traders are a contrast to other parts of Wall Street, where activity has been slow. Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, "Biggest Pay Raise on Wall Street Goes to Stock Derivatives Traders," 28 Nov. 2018 That landed the airline at the center of online outrage—but at the same time, Delta Airlines was giving a family a huge payday for stepping off one of its own overpacked planes. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Delta Airlines Paid One Family $11,000 to Give Up Their Airline Seats," 11 Apr. 2017 In January 2018, opponents of payday lending were frustrated. Jessie Balmert,, "FBI investigation: Scandal-tarred bill could move ahead in Ohio House," 6 June 2018 There were also related scams involving fake payday loans and bogus US government grants, according to the criminal complaint. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "24 people have now been sentenced in India-based phone-scam case," 24 July 2018 Among the very poor, up to 10 percent of disposable income gets used for basic financial services, such as check-cashing and payday loans. Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express-News, "Re-envisioning basic banking," 6 July 2018 There’s even an effort right now to roll back the CFPB’s tougher rules for payday, vehicle, and other high-cost installment loans., "Switching from watchdog to lapdog," 6 Apr. 2018 This is Fuller’s best shot at a lucrative, long-term payday, and doing a deal early would only eliminate the other 31 teams from the bidding process. Brad Biggs,, "10 thoughts on the Bears after the NFL scouting combine," 5 Mar. 2018 Investors can expect another handsome payday soon: BHP has pledged to return roughly $10 billion to them after completing the sale of its troublesome U.S. shale assets. Andrew Peaple, WSJ, "BHP Is Mining a Rich Seam for Now," 21 Aug. 2018

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1529, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of payday

: the day when you are regularly paid your wages

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