Pittance – meaning of the word and examples

A small portion, amount, or allowance. (Merriam – Webster)

A very small amount of money, especially money received as payment, income, or a present. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A small amount or share. (Dictionary.com)

 A very small or inadequate amount of money. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

CEO pay: Millions at the top, a pittance below.

https://www.wral.com/millions-at-the-top-a-pittance-below/17582634/

Vulnerable face upheaval for want of a relative pittance.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16222562.vulnerable-face-upheaval-for-want-of-a-relative-pittance/

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1 thought on “Pittance – meaning of the word and examples

  1. I have always liked this word. It is so descriptive of its’ meaning.

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