Definition of payroller in US English:

payroller

noun

US
informal
  • A person on a payroll, a wage earner. Now chiefly Politics (frequently depreciative): a person employed or funded by (and hence expected to be loyal to) a particular party, institution, etc.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Decatur Review. From payroll + -er.

Pronunciation

payroller

/ˈpeɪˌrəʊlə/