underpay

[ uhn-der-pey ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈpeɪ /
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verb (used with object), un·der·paid, un·der·pay·ing.

to pay less than is deserved or usual.

Nearby words

  1. underpaid,
  2. underpainting,
  3. underpants,
  4. underpart,
  5. underpass,
  6. underperform,
  7. underpin,
  8. underpinning,
  9. underpinnings,
  10. underpitch vault

Origin of underpay

First recorded in 1840–50; under- + pay1

Related formsun·der·pay·ment [uhn-der-pey-muh nt, uhn-der-pey-] /ˌʌn dərˈpeɪ mənt, ˈʌn dərˌpeɪ-/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for underpaid

underpaid

/ (ˌʌndəˈpeɪd) /

adjective

not paid enoughunderpaid and overworked

underpay

/ (ˌʌndəˈpeɪ) /

verb -pays, -paying or -paid

to pay (someone) insufficiently
Derived Formsunderpayment, noun

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