adjective

  • That has been paid for.

exclamation

  • Without hyphen. Said to a pet dog who has earned a reward: ‘eat it!’.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Brougham (1778–1868), lord chancellor. From paid + for, after to pay for.

Pronunciation

paid-for

/ˈpeɪdˌfɔː/