paymaster

noun pay·mas·ter \ ˈpā-ˌma-stər \

Definition of paymaster

:an officer or agent whose duty it is to pay salaries or wages

Examples of paymaster in a Sentence

  1. She worked as the company's paymaster for 22 years.

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First Known Use of paymaster

1537


PAYMASTER Defined for English Language Learners

paymaster

noun

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


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