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Topic: WAGES

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: 'good'

bonus

noun
     
bo‧nus S2 [countable]
1BEW money added to someone's wages, especially as a reward for good work:
Long-term savers qualify for a cash bonus.
Further additions to your pay may take the form of bonus payments.
a Christmas bonus
Each worker receives an annual bonus.
a £20,000 bonus
2 something good that you did not expect in a situation
bonus for
Britain's possession of North Sea oil has proved a bonus for British technology.
He promised to take me to the match with the added bonus of an afternoon off school.
3

no-claims bonus

British EnglishBFITTC a reduction in the cost of your car insurance when you do not make a claim in a particular year
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