payday

noun
pay·​day | \ ˈpā-ˌdā How to pronounce payday (audio) \

Definition of payday

: a regular day on which wages are paid

Examples of payday in a Sentence

Is this Friday a payday?
Recent Examples on the Web But for the 54-year-old Donaghy, the decision to tap into his heel persona for a payday and have some fun was a lock. Dan Gelston, Star Tribune, "Fix is in! Disgraced ex-NBA ref Donaghy turns to wrestling," 28 Jan. 2021 But for the 54-year-old Donaghy, the decision to tap into his heel persona for a payday and have some fun was a lock. Dan Gelston, ajc, "Fix is in! Disgraced ex-NBA ref Donaghy turns to wrestling," 28 Jan. 2021 Last year, Vornado was planning to sell the two towers—1290 Sixth Avenue, in New York; and 555 California Street, in San Francisco—in a deal that could have produced a big payday for Trump. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Financial Troubles May Be Just Beginning," 15 Jan. 2021 The founders’ share of that payday was estimated at $3 billion, and Forbes now estimates Ryan Smith’s personal net worth at $1.3 billion. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Who is Ryan Smith, new owner of the Utah Jazz?," 28 Oct. 2020 His tax returns reveal just how much the company was paying him for the happy talk: $8.8 million over 10 years, including $1 million in 2009 — the nadir of the Great Recession, when desperate people were drawn to promises of a fast payday. Mike Mcintire, Russ Buettner And Susanne Craig, New York Times, "How Reality-TV Fame Handed Trump a $427 Million Lifeline," 28 Sep. 2020 Some players are already free agents, wanting to protect themselves ahead of a big payday. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Kevin Love shows leadership, commitment by joining Cleveland Cavaliers in bubble: Chris Fedor," 23 Sep. 2020 Cattrall, always rumored to be at war with Parker, is turning away from the more than $1 million-per-episode payday and seems to feel a little like me. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, "More ‘Sex and the City’? Not tonight, we’re tired.," 14 Jan. 2021 Our road trip starts in Bel-Air, where a stand-up stands down and pockets a $3.5-million payday. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property newsletter: A cross-country real estate trek," 19 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of payday

1529, in the meaning defined above

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20 Feb 2021

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“Payday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/payday. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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payday

noun

English Language Learners Definition of payday

: the day when you are regularly paid your wages

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