wage-worthy

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EtymologyEdit

From wage +‎ -worthy.

AdjectiveEdit

wage-worthy (comparative more wage-worthy, superlative most wage-worthy)

  1. Worthy of receiving wages; deserving (of) pay.
    • 1915, Martha Foote Crow, The American Country Girl:
      They are doing a wage-worthy work but they are not paid for it. Instead the fathers think their duty is done when they give to the daughters as a benevolence what they, the fathers, think the daughters should have for their needs and pleasures.
    • 2005, Drude von der Fehr, Anna Jonasdottir, Bente Rosenbeck, Is There A Nordic Feminism?:
      Waring (1988) gives a funny example of how men's activities are seen as the use of valuable time and hence are wage-worthy, while women's activities are seen as something they ought to do out of the goodness of their hearts, without time [...]
    • 2011, John Matthews, Training for Performance: A meta-disciplinary account:
      [...] which produces the wages that, according to Ridout, were elicited by 'spontaneity' in the modern theatre. Recognising, thanks to Roach, that the wageworthy skill of any actor in any historical period is defined by a complex matrix of social, [...]