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back pay

noun

pay received by an employee from an increase awarded retrospectively

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Nearby words

back on one's feet, back order, back out, back pass, back passage, back pay, back plastering, back pressure, back rest, back river, back road
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Examples from the Web for back pay

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