payroller

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

payroll +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

payroller (plural payrollers)

  1. Someone on a payroll; someone who earns a salary.
    • 1995 January 27, Michael Miner, “ABA Journal: Witness for the Defense/News Bites”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Seven pages later in the same paper: "Marie A. D'Amico covered her face and sobbed Thursday as she was sentenced to a year in prison for being a ghost payroller in three local government jobs.
    • 2006 December 15, Ben Joravsky, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Machines; One Way to Trip Up an Incumbent? Untie His Shoelace”, in Chicago Reader[2]:
      Typically the person challenging the petitions is a city payroller who owes his job to the incumbent.

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