Sep
05
2013

pittance

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

pI təns

noun

1. a contemptibly small portion, amount, or payment.
example: The money she received from her investment was no more than a pittance.

2. an allowance so small as to be insufficient or barely sufficient for expenses.
example: The migrant workers scrape by on the pittance they earn from the farmers. 

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