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fringe benefit

noun
1.
any of various benefits, as free life or health insurance, paid holidays, a pension, etc., received by an employee in addition to regular pay.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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fringe benefit

noun
1.
an incidental or additional advantage, esp a benefit provided by an employer to supplement an employee's regular pay, such as a pension, company car, luncheon vouchers, etc
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fringe benefit definition


A payment to a worker in addition to salary or wages. It may take the form of cash, goods, or services, and may include such items as health insurance, pension plans, and paid vacations.

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