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minimum-wage

[min-uh-muh m-weyj]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a minimum wage: minimum-wage demands.
  2. paid or earning a minimum wage: a minimum-wage worker.
  3. paying a minimum wage: a minimum-wage job.
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minimum wage

noun
  1. the lowest wage payable to employees in general or to designated employees as fixed by law or by union agreement.
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Origin of minimum wage

First recorded in 1855–60
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minimum wage

noun
  1. the lowest wage that an employer is permitted to pay by law or union contract
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minimum-wage in Culture

minimum wage

The lowest legal hourly wage.

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