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minimum wage

noun
1.
the lowest wage payable to employees in general or to designated employees as fixed by law or by union agreement.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60

minimum-wage

[min-uh-muh m-weyj] /ˈmɪn ə məmˈweɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a minimum wage:
minimum-wage demands.
2.
paid or earning a minimum wage:
a minimum-wage worker.
3.
paying a minimum wage:
a minimum-wage job.
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  • Some of them argue that many of the jobs are mediocre minimum-wage affairs.
  • minimum-wage workers almost always live in homes with other wage earners.
  • It has in many cases driven housing rentals beyond the reach of minimum-wage workers.
British Dictionary definitions for minimum-wage

minimum wage

noun
1.
the lowest wage that an employer is permitted to pay by law or union contract
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minimum-wage in Culture

minimum wage definition


The lowest legal hourly wage.

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