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[pey-dey] /ˈpeɪˌdeɪ/
the day on which wages are given, payment is made, etc.
Informal. a day or period during which a great deal of money, success, fame, etc., is won or obtained:
Payday came when she was given a screen test by a big Hollywood studio.
Origin of payday
1520-30; pay1 + day Unabridged
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Examples from the web for payday
  • Or how about the number of payday lenders in neighborhoods of color.
  • The shops that seem to be thriving are weighted towards chain stores and payday loan outfits.
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  • On payday, my employer owes me a debt, so he gives me money.
  • Voters also approved three ballot initiatives, including one that put a limit on interest rates for payday loans.
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British Dictionary definitions for payday


the day on which wages or salaries are paid
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Word Origin and History for payday

also pay-day, 1520s, from pay (n.) + day.

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