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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: perquisite

perk

1 noun
     
perk1 [countable usually plural]
something that you get legally from your work in addition to your wages, such as goods, meals, or a car:
theatre tickets and other perks
perk of
the perks of working at a large law firm
I only eat here because it's free - one of the perks of the job.

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