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Definition of "paycheck" []

  • A check issued to an employee in payment of salary or wages. (noun)
  • Salary or wages: The new appropriations bill could mean a larger paycheck for state employees. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paycheck" in a sentence
  • "It's true that for most people in this country, the paycheck is the proximate source of all good things."
  • "First, any rookie economist will tell you that creating a job by extorting money from the populace, filtering it through any number of government agencies (where they skim off their percentage for handling it) and turning it into a paycheck is the absolute worst way to do it."
  • "But if you get Clarke's name on the cover, your paycheck is also a heck of a lot bigger, because you sold more books!"