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paycheck

[pey-chek]
noun
  1. a bank check given as salary or wages.
  2. salary or wages: One can stretch the paycheck only just so far.
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Origin of paycheck

First recorded in 1900–05; pay1 + check1
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n.

also pay-check, 1894, from pay (n.) + check (n.).

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