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[pey-dey] /ˈpeɪˌdeɪ/

the on which wages are given, payment is made, etc.
Informal. a or period during which a great deal of money, success, fame, etc., is won or obtained:
Payday came when she was given a screen test by a big Hollywood studio.
the day on which wages or salaries are paid

also pay-day, 1520s, from pay (n.) + day.


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