sick pay



wages or other compensation received from an employer during an illness.

Nearby words

  1. sick in bed,
  2. sick joke,
  3. sick leave,
  4. sick list,
  5. sick note,
  6. sick role,
  7. sick sinus syndrome,
  8. sick to one's stomach,
  9. sick-bay,
  10. sick-dog

Origin of sick pay

First recorded in 1885–90

Related formssick-pay, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sick pay

  • But what was to become of him now, if he should be ill, and have no "sick-pay" upon which to fall back?

    Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer|George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)

British Dictionary definitions for sick pay

sick pay


wages paid to an employee while he is on sick leave
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