kickback: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kik'bak"), [key]
- a percentage of income given to a person in a position of power or influence as payment for having made the income possible: usually considered improper or unethical.
- a rebate, usually given secretively by a seller to a buyer or to one who influenced the buyer.
- the practice of an employer or a person in a supervisory position of taking back a portion of the wages due workers.
- a response, usually vigorous.
- a sudden, uncontrolled movement of a machine, tool, or other device, as on starting or in striking an obstruction: A kickback from a chain saw can be dangerous.
- kickback (Thesaurus)