Meaning of “kickback” in the English Dictionary

"kickback" in American English

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kickbacknoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɪkˌbæk/

payment made to someone, esp. illegally, for providing help, a job, or a piece of business:

Bankhead got a contract to supply computers to the department in exchange for a kickback.

(Definition of “kickback” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"kickback" in Business English

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kickbacknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɪkbæk/ us

an amount of money that is secretly and illegally paid to someone in exchange for their help:

He is accused of paying kickbacks to a district official to win contracts with the school system.

(Definition of “kickback” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)