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pittancenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈpɪt·əns/
a very small amount of money: He couldn’t live on the pittance his mother sent him.
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"pittance" in Business English

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pittancenoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈpɪtəns/ disapproving
a very small amount of money, especially money received as income: earn/get paid a pittance They work long hours and get paid a pittance. Fears grew among shareholders that the business could be sold for a pittance. The interest you receive on these accounts is a pittance compared with some online accounts.
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