starvation wages

plural noun

Definition of starvation wages

: wages insufficient to provide the ordinary necessities of life

First Known Use of starvation wages

1825


STARVATION WAGES Defined for English Language Learners

starvation wages

noun

Definition of starvation wages for English Language Learners

  • : money paid to workers that is not enough to pay for the things (such as food and shelter) that are needed to live


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