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"pittance" in British English

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pittancenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈpɪt.əns/  us   /ˈpɪt̬-/ disapproving
(Definition of pittance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pittance" in American English

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pittancenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈpɪt·əns/
a very ​smallamount of ​money: He couldn’t ​live on the pittance his ​mothersent him.
(Definition of pittance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pittance" in Business English

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pittancenoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈpɪtəns/ disapproving
a very ​smallamount of ​money, especially ​money received as ​income: earn/get paid a pittance They ​worklonghours 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 ​onlineaccounts.
(Definition of pittance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pittance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 小数额的钱,(尤指)微薄的工资…
in Turkish çok az para, sadaka gibi ücret…
in Russian жалкие гроши…
in Chinese (Traditional) 少量金錢,(尤指)微薄的工資…
in Polish marny grosz, grosze…
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