wellpaid

paid

[peyd]
verb
a simple past tense and past participle of pay1.

nonpaid, adjective
self-paid, adjective
unpaid, adjective
well-paid, adjective
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paid (peɪd)
 
vb
1.  the past tense and past participle of pay
2.  chiefly (Brit), (NZ) put paid to to end or destroy: breaking his leg put paid to his hopes of running in the Olympics

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Word Origin & History

pay
c.1200, "to appease, pacify, satisfy," from O.Fr. paiier (12c.), from L. pacare "to please, pacify, satisfy" (especially a creditor), from pax (gen. pacis) "peace." Meaning "to give what is due for goods or services" arose in M.L., was attested in Eng. by early 13c.; sense of "please, pacify" died out
in Eng. by 1500. Sense of "suffer, endure" (a punishment, etc.) is first recorded late 14c. Payday first attested 1520s. Payphone first attested 1936.

pay
"money given for labor or services," early 14c., from pay (v.). Payment is first attested late 14c., from O.Fr. paiement, from paiier.
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Slang Dictionary

paid definition


  1. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. : I think I'll go out and get paid tonight.
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