time and a half

noun

Definition of time and a half

  1. :  payment for work (such as overtime or holiday work) at one and a half times the worker's regular wage rate

Examples of time and a half in a sentence

  1. If they make you work during holidays, they pay you time and a half.

  2. We get paid 20 dollars an hour for 40 hours and time and a half for overtime.

1888

First Known Use of time and a half

1888


TIME AND A HALF Defined for English Language Learners

time and a half

noun

Definition of time and a half for English Language Learners

  • : a rate of pay that is equal to what a worker usually earns for an hour plus half of that amount


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up time and a half? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a favoring of the simplest explanation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ