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earnings

[ur-ningz] /ˈɜr nɪŋz/
noun
1.
money earned; wages; profits.
Origin of earnings
1050
before 1050; Middle English erning, Old English earning, earnung merit, pay. See earn1, -ing1, -s3
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earnings

/ˈɜːnɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
money or other payment earned
2.
the profits of an enterprise
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Word Origin and History for earnings
n.

amount of money one makes (from labor or investment), 1732, from plural of verbal noun earning (Old English earnung "fact of deserving; what one deserves;" see earn).

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