- of or being an official or employee, especially a federal appointee, who receives a token annual salary, usually of one dollar: a dollar-a-year man.
Origin of dollar-a-year
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for dollar-a-year
I know a few folks—like Vikram Pandit at Citigroup and even Edward Liddy at AIG—have jumped in to serve as dollar-a-year CEOs.Give the Bonuses Back—Or Else
March 16, 2009