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piecework

[pees-wurk] /ˈpisˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
work done and paid for by the piece.
Compare timework.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; piece + work
Related forms
pieceworker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for piece-work

piecework

/ˈpiːsˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
work paid for according to the quantity produced Compare timework
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Word Origin and History for piece-work

piecework

n.

also piece-work, 1540s, from piece (n.) + work (n.).

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