follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

earned income

noun
1.
income from wages, salaries, fees, or the like, accruing from labor or services performed by the earner.
Compare unearned income.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for earned income
  • The exchequer should tax earned income heavily enough to deter one-upmanship, they say.
  • The grim financial future they face without earned income creates even more pressure to remain or return to work.
  • Individuals through grants, loans and earned income should pay for their higher education.
  • Or less than zero, if you count the earned income tax credit for low- and middle-income taxpayers.
  • Lower-income filers can take advantage of the earned income tax credit, which can reduce the tax bill of a single filer.
British Dictionary definitions for earned income

earned income

noun
1.
income derived from paid employment and comprising mainly wages and salaries
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for earned income

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for earned

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends