paymaster

[pey-mas-ter, -mah-ster]

noun

a person authorized by a company, government, etc., to pay out wages or salaries, especially in the military.

Nearby words

  1. payload,
  2. payload assist module,
  3. payload bay,
  4. payload specialist,
  5. payloader,
  6. payment,
  7. payment bond,
  8. payment by results,
  9. payne,
  10. payne operation

Origin of paymaster

First recorded in 1540–50; pay1 + master

Related formspay·mas·ter·ship, noun

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paymaster

noun

an official of a government, business, etc, responsible for the payment of wages and salaries
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