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noun

the lowest wage payable to employees in general or to designated employees as fixed by law or by union agreement.

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Origin of minimum wage

First recorded in 1855–60

Definition for minimum wage (2 of 2)

minimum-wage
[ min-uh-muhm-weyj ]
/ ˈmɪn ə məmˈweɪdʒ /

adjective

of or relating to a minimum wage: minimum-wage demands.
paid or earning a minimum wage: a minimum-wage worker.
paying a minimum wage: a minimum-wage job.
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British Dictionary definitions for minimum wage

minimum wage

noun

the lowest wage that an employer is permitted to pay by law or union contract
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Cultural definitions for minimum wage

minimum wage

The lowest legal hourly wage.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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