starvation wages
noun plural Date: 1870 wages insufficient to provide the ordinary necessities of life

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  • starvation wages — noun : wages insufficient to provide the ordinary necessities of life * * * wages below the level necessary for subsistence. [1885 90] * * * starvation wages UK US noun [plural] a small amount of money that someone earns that is not enough for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • starvation wages — wages below the level necessary for subsistence. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • starvation wages — star,vation wages noun plural a small amount of money that someone earns that is not enough for ordinary living …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • starvation wages — /staˈveɪʃən weɪdʒəz/ (say stah vayshuhn wayjuhz) plural noun wages insufficient to support the earner and dependants, if any, above subsistence level …   Australian English dictionary

  • starvation wages — UK / US noun [plural] a small amount of money that someone earns that is not enough for ordinary living …   English dictionary

  • starvation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ prolonged, slow ▪ mass, widespread ▪ oxygen ▪ The pilot had lost consciousness because of oxygen starvation …   Collocations dictionary

  • starvation — starv|a|tion [sta:ˈveıʃən US sta:r ] n 1.) [U] suffering or death caused by lack of food →↑hunger ▪ people dying of starvation 2.) starvation diet informal when you eat very little food, especially to become thinner 3.) starvation wages extremely …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • starvation — noun 1 (U) suffering or death caused by lack of food: people dying of starvation in the famine 2 starvation diet informal very little food 3 starvation wages extremely low wages …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wages — n. 1) see wageI 2) starvation wages * * * see wage I starvation wages …   Combinatory dictionary

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