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strike pay

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noun
  1. strike benefit.

Origin of strike pay

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for strike pay

Historical Examples

  • But they never give me no strike-pay—they laughed an' chucked me out.

    Tales of Mean Streets

    Arthur Morrison

  • And when two o' the blokes was took up, they said I'd get strike-pay again if I didn't identify 'em; so I didn't.

    Tales of Mean Streets

    Arthur Morrison

  • A few were always absent, and those who had a good excuse had to establish it in order to draw their strike-pay.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo


British Dictionary definitions for strike pay

strike pay

noun
  1. money paid to strikers from the funds of a trade union
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