Meaning of “living wage” in the English Dictionary

"living wage" in British English

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living wagenoun [ S ]

uk /ˌlɪv.ɪŋ ˈweɪdʒ/ us /ˌlɪv.ɪŋ ˈweɪdʒ/

(Definition of “living wage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"living wage" in Business English

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living wagenoun [ S ]

uk us

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
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living-wage
adjective [ before noun ]

The Assembly approved a living-wage bill setting a minimum living wage statewide.

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