Definition of paymaster
: an officer or agent whose duty it is to pay salaries or wages
Examples of paymaster in a Sentence
She worked as the company's paymaster for 22 years.
Recent Examples of paymaster from the Web
After telling their paymasters in Shanghai how many balls and cones were required, Davidsen and the team's management compiled a list of players to boost the team’s performances and profile.
The crime On March 11, 1881, a federal paymaster by the name of Alexander G. Smith was travelling from Florence to Muscle Shoals, transporting the payroll for the men digging a canal in Muscle Shoals for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
In recent years, President Nicolás Maduro has faithfully met the country's debt service obligations to its paymasters in Manhattan and Beijing while sharply cutting back on imports of food, medicine and other essentials.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'paymaster.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of paymaster
PAYMASTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of paymaster for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is paying salaries or wages
: a person, country, etc., that pays people and controls their actions
Learn More about paymaster
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up paymaster? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).