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living wage

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noun
  1. a wage on which it is possible for a wage earner or an individual and his or her family to live at least according to minimum customary standards.
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Origin of living wage

First recorded in 1885–90
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living wage

noun
  1. a wage adequate to permit a wage earner to live and support a family in reasonable comfort
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