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piecework

[ pees-wurk ]
/ ˈpisˌwɜrk /
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noun
work done and paid for by the piece.
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Origin of piecework

First recorded in 1540–50; piece + work

OTHER WORDS FROM piecework

pieceworker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for piecework

piecework
/ (ˈpiːsˌwɜːk) /

noun
work paid for according to the quantity producedCompare timework
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