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[taks-pey-er] /ˈtæksˌpeɪ ər/
a person who pays a tax or is subject to taxation.
a temporary building that yields rent sufficient only to pay the taxes on the property on which it stands.
1810-20; tax + payer
Related forms
taxpaying, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for taxpayer
  • The project's critics complained that taxpayer money was being wasted on decoration.
  • The public deserves better from these organizations which use some taxpayer funding.
  • Others consider the law a malevolent antique that destroys the environment and robs the taxpayer as well.
  • When you are a taxpayer, this is what you want from medicine.
  • We are not told where the remaining taxpayer dollars will go.
  • Military researchers have poured blood, sweat, tears and taxpayer dollars into all sorts of wacky experiments.
  • Everyone knew a half billion taxpayer dollars had gone down the drain.
  • It was an email system, a research tool, a taxpayer-funded computer geek's toy.
  • Plans for a one-story taxpayer to be occupied by a food market were announced yesterday in connection with the purchase by.
  • And abusive practices should not be subsidized by the taxpayer.
British Dictionary definitions for taxpayer


a person or organization that pays taxes or is liable to taxation
Derived Forms
taxpaying, adjective
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Word Origin and History for taxpayer

1816, from tax (n.) + payer.

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