Why do we use the term “paycheck” to refer to our wages?

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Question: Why do we use the term “paycheck” to refer to our wages?

Answer: The term “paycheck” comes from an old practice of employers paying their workers with physical checks that they could then cash at the bank. These checks were often quite large, resembling the size and shape of a checkbook, and were sometimes decorated with ornate designs. Over time, the term “paycheck” became synonymous with the act of receiving one’s wages.

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