Meaning of “pittance” in the English Dictionary

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(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 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 /ˈpɪtəns/ us 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.

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