starvation wages

plural noun

Definition of starvation wages

: wages insufficient to provide the ordinary necessities of life

First Known Use of starvation wages

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of starvation wages was in 1825

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starvation wages


English Language Learners Definition of starvation wages

: 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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