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paycheck

[pey-chek] /ˈpeɪˌtʃɛk/
noun
1.
a bank check given as salary or wages.
2.
salary or wages:
One can stretch the paycheck only just so far.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; pay1 + check
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paycheck

n.

also pay-check, 1894, from pay (n.) + check (n.).

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