payday

[ pey-dey ]
/ ˈpeɪˌdeɪ /
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noun

the day on which wages are given, payment is made, etc.
Informal. a day or period during which a great deal of money, success, fame, etc., is won or obtained: Payday came when she was given a screen test by a big Hollywood studio.

Nearby words

  1. pay-tv,
  2. payable,
  3. payback,
  4. paybox,
  5. paycheck,
  6. payday lender,
  7. paydirt,
  8. paye,
  9. payee,
  10. payer

Origin of payday

First recorded in 1520–30; pay1 + day

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British Dictionary definitions for payday

payday

/ (ˈpeɪˌdeɪ) /

noun

the day on which wages or salaries are paid
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Word Origin and History for payday

payday

n.

also pay-day, 1520s, from pay (n.) + day.

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