paycheck

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pay (wages or salary) + check (means of payment)

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Noun[edit]

paycheck (plural paychecks)

  1. Money received on payday as payment for work performed.
    He was delighted after getting his first paycheck, but subsequently blew it all on the horses
    • 12 July 2012, Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
      With the help of some low-end boosting, Dinklage musters a decent amount of kid-appropriate menace—although he never does explain his gift for finding chunks of ice shaped like pirate ships—but Romano and Leary mainly sound bored, droning through their lines as if they’re simultaneously texting the contractors building the additions on their houses funded by their fat sequel paychecks.