a bank check given as salary or wages.
salary or wages: One can stretch the paycheck only just so far.

Origin of paycheck

First recorded in 1900–05; pay1 + check1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for paycheck

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper