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British Dictionary definitions for back pay

back pay

noun
  1. pay received by an employee from an increase awarded retrospectively
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Examples from the Web for back pay

Historical Examples

  • The correspondence of the back-pay department is itself a burden.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865

    Various

  • I've got that thief Mulvaney's for all my back-pay, an' she'll kick my heart sick wid that blunderin' long shtock av hers.

    Soldier Stories

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Nearly all the back-pay members contemplate making the round trip with us in case their constituents will allow them a holiday.

    Sketches New and Old, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)