sick pay


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

Origin of sick pay

First recorded in 1885–90

Related forms

sick-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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