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fringe benefit

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noun
  1. any of various benefits, as free life or health insurance, paid holidays, a pension, etc., received by an employee in addition to regular pay.
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Origin of fringe benefit

First recorded in 1945–50
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Related Words for fringe benefit

perk, perquisite, extra, gravy, lagniappe, plus, privilege, reward, benefits, perks, solatium

British Dictionary definitions for fringe benefit

fringe benefit

noun
  1. 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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fringe benefit in Culture

fringe benefit

A payment to a worker in addition to salary or wages. It may take the form of cash, goods, or services, and may include such items as health insurance, pension plans, and paid vacations.

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