- any of various benefits, as free life or health insurance, paid holidays, a pension, etc., received by an employee in addition to regular pay.
Origin of fringe benefit
First recorded in 1945–50
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- an incidental or additional advantage, esp a benefit provided by an employer to supplement an employee's regular pay, such as a pension, company car, luncheon vouchers, etc
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