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1An envelope containing an employee's wages.
- ‘Holding my breath I swept dust from them into three old pay envelopes I'd unearthed from my papers this morning.’
- ‘Every two weeks, he lined up along with them and watched as they opened their slender pay envelopes.’
- ‘I used to put only the money for the President into a pay envelope.’
- ‘While non-teaching staff know they have a job until they receive a pink slip in their pay envelope, lecturers are hired for fixed periods-often for no more than a single term.’
- 1.1 A salary or income.‘a company cutting pay envelopes’
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