pay packet

pay packet
pay packet ˈpay ˌpacket also ˈpay ˌenvelope , ˈwage ˌpacket noun [countable]
1. an envelope containing a worker's pay and a pay slip:

• Workers earning £150 a week or more will receive just over £5 extra in their weekly pay packets.

2. ECONOMICS the amount of money which workers receive:

• Increasing taxation will hit everyone's paypacket.

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pay packet UK US noun [C] (UK
(US paycheck) WORKPLACE the amount of money that a person earns: »

Investors were outraged when the former chief executive's pay packet rose 75% to £475,000.

(US pay envelope) HR an envelope that contains the money that someone has earned: »

At first, the jump from the Friday pay packet to the monthly pay cheque can create what seems like two or three weeks of cash starvation.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • pay packet — pay packets 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your pay packet is the envelope containing your wages, which your employer gives you at the end of every week. [BRIT] (in AM, use pay envelope) 2) N COUNT: oft poss N You can refer to someone s wages or salary… …   English dictionary

  • pay packet — pay .packet n BrE 1.) the amount of money someone earns 2.) an envelope containing someone s wages …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay packet — noun wages enclosed in an envelope for distribution to the wage earner • Syn: ↑pay envelope • Hypernyms: ↑wage, ↑pay, ↑earnings, ↑remuneration, ↑salary * * * noun, pl ⋯ ets [count] Brit …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay packet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pay packet : singular pay packet plural pay packets British 1) the amount of money that you earn 2) an envelope that contains your pay, especially when it is in notes and coins …   English dictionary

  • pay packet — /ˈpeɪ pækət/ (say pay pakuht) noun 1. an envelope or packet containing wages. 2. the wages themselves …  

  • pay packet — / peɪ ˌpækɪt/ noun an envelope containing the pay slip and the cash pay …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • pay packet — (British) pay envelope, package containing employees salary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pay packet — noun (C) BrE 1 the amount of money someone earns; paycheque (2) 2 an envelope containing your wages; pay envelope AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • packet — pack‧et [ˈpækt] noun [countable] 1. a small container, usually made of paper, with a set of things in it ; = PACK: • United Biscuits produces 5 billion packets a year. packet of • Supermarkets withdrew thousands of packets of chocolates after… …   Financial and business terms

  • pay envelope — ˈpay ˌenvelope noun [countable] another name for pay packet * * * pay envelope UK US noun [C] US ► HR PAY PACKET(Cf. ↑pay packet) …   Financial and business terms

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