pay·​er ˈpā-ər How to pronounce payer (audio)
variants or less commonly payor
: one that pays
especially : the person by whom a bill or note has been or should be paid
He is a prompt bill payer.

Examples of payer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His holdings comprise only reliable dividend payers that aren’t terribly expensive based on their PE multiples; among his top choices are Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, and Coca-Cola. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 7 May 2024 Limiting costs and benefits to the payers’ perspective is problematic if not all of the medicine’s value is accounted for. Jason Shafrin, STAT, 6 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for payer 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of payer was in the 14th century

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“Payer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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