To pay for; compensate for; bear the expense of; pick up the tab: We may have to ”pay the freight for well-meant efforts at improvement” (1970s+)
[peyt-n] /ˈpeɪt n/ noun 1. Walter (“Sweetness”) 1954–99, U.S. football player. 2. a male given name. /ˈpeɪtən/ noun 1. Walter. 1954–99, American footballer and sports administrator
[pey-wawl] /ˈpeɪˌwɔl/ noun 1. a system in which access to all or part of a website is restricted to paid subscribers: Some newspapers have put their content behind a paywall. 2. the part of a website that can be accessed only by paid subscribers.
/pay’weir/ Commercial software. Opposite: shareware or freeware. [Jargon File]
- Pay your money and take your choice
Also, you pays your money and takes your choice. Since you’re paying, it’s your decision, as in We can take the train or the bus—you pays your money and takes your choice. This term first appeared in the English humor magazine Punch in the mid-1800s and has been repeated ever since.