low-paid ˈlow-paid adjective
1. earning only a small amount from your job:

• people in low-paid jobs

2. the low-paid people in low-paid jobs:

• We shall continue to reduce tax, especially for the low-paid.

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low-paid UK US adjective
HR not earning or paying much money: low-paid jobs/work/staff »

Globalization has brought millions of unskilled, low-paid workers into the international workforce.

Compare HIGH-PAID(Cf. ↑high-paid)
low-paid UK US noun
the low-paid — Cf. the low-paid

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • low-paid — lowˈ paidˈ adjective (of a worker) receiving or (of a job) rewarded by low wages • • • Main Entry: ↑low * * * low paid UK US adjective not receiving or offering much pay low paid workers/​jobs Thesaurus: words used to describe wages and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • low-paid — adj providing or earning only a small amount of money ▪ As part time, low paid workers, the women earned very little …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • low-paid — adjective not receiving or offering much pay: low paid workers/jobs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • low-paid — ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or their job as low paid, you mean that their work earns them very little money. ...low paid workers... The majority of working women are in low paid jobs. Ant: highly paid N PLURAL: the N The low paid are… …   English dictionary

  • low-paid — adj. Low paid is used with these nouns: ↑job, ↑worker …   Collocations dictionary

  • low-paid — adjective providing or earning only a small amount of money: low paid jobs in catering …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • ˌlow-ˈpaid — adj not receiving or offering much pay …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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