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paydaynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpeɪ.deɪ/
the ​day on which a ​workerreceivestheirpay
(Definition of payday from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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paydaynoun [C]

 us   /ˈpeɪˌdeɪ/
the ​day on which employees ​receivetheirpay
(Definition of payday from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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paydaynoun [C or U]

(also pay day) uk   us   /ˈpeɪdeɪ/
HR, WORKPLACE the day on which ​workers receive their ​pay, usually every week or month: He ​wrote a ​cheque postdated to his next payday. Payday is on Friday. Friday is payday.
informal an ​amount of ​money that a ​person or a ​company receives: The company's ​formerchieffinancialofficer also enjoyed a big payday as his ​totalcompensationjumped to $11.7 million.
(Definition of payday from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “payday”
in Chinese (Simplified) 发放工资日,发薪日…
in Turkish maaş/ödeme günü…
in Russian день получения зарплаты…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發放工資日,發薪日…
in Polish dzień wypłaty…
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