payee

[ pey-ee ]
/ peɪˈi /

noun

a person to whom a check, money, etc., is payable.

Nearby words

  1. paycheck,
  2. payday,
  3. payday lender,
  4. paydirt,
  5. paye,
  6. payer,
  7. paying guest,
  8. payload,
  9. payload assist module,
  10. payload bay

Origin of payee

First recorded in 1750–60; pay1 + -ee

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British Dictionary definitions for payee

payee

/ (peɪˈiː) /

noun

the person to whom a cheque, money order, etc, is made out
a person to whom money is paid or due
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Word Origin and History for payee

payee

n.

1758, from pay (v.) + -ee.

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