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Meaning of minimum wage

min'imum wage'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the lowest wage payable to employees in general or to designated employees as fixed by law or by union agreement.

min•i•mum-wage

Pronunciation: (min'u-mum-wāj'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a minimum wage: minimum-wage demands.
  2. paid or earning a minimum wage: a minimum-wage worker.
  3. paying a minimum wage: a minimum-wage job.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.