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English definition of “living wage”

living wage

noun [S]
 
 
money you earn from your job that is enough to pay for the things you need to live, such as food and a home: Many people are forced to take on two jobs to earn a living wage. Leading firms have been criticized for failing to ensure that workers are paid a living wage. fight for/demand a living wage have/offer/receive a living wage → Compare minimum wage
living-wage adjective [before noun]
(Definition of living wage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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