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noun

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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competence, income

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living soul, living standard, living stones, living trust, living unit, living wage, living will, livingly, livingston, livingston, robert r., livingstone

Origin of living wage

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for living wage

  • Many states and cities are acting to create higher-wage ecosystems through minimum-wage and living-wage laws and ordinances.

    Why Didn't Obama Tout How Great the Economy Is Doing?|Daniel Gross|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • The living-wage and paid-sick-leave bills that set progressives and labor against Bloomberg?

British Dictionary definitions for living wage

living wage


noun

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