take-home pay

[ teyk-hohm ]
/ ˈteɪkˌhoʊm /

noun

the amount of salary remaining after deductions, as of taxes, have been made.

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Origin of take-home pay

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for take-home pay

take-home pay

noun

the remainder of one's pay after all income tax and other compulsory deductions have been made
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Cultural definitions for take-home pay

take-home pay

Pay after deductions for taxes, Social Security, insurance, and other services.

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