What does pittance mean?

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ˈpɪt nspit·tance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pittance(noun)

    an inadequate payment

    "they work all day for a mere pittance"

Wiktionary

  1. pittance(Noun)

    A small allowance of food and drink; a scanty meal.

    Etymology: From Latin pietantia

  2. pittance(Noun)

    A meagre allowance of money or wages.

    Etymology: From Latin pietantia

  3. pittance(Noun)

    A small amount.

    Etymology: From Latin pietantia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pittance(noun)

    an allowance of food bestowed in charity; a mess of victuals; hence, a small charity gift; a dole

    Etymology: [OE. pitance, pitaunce, F. pitance; cf. It. pietanza, LL. pitancia, pittantia, pictantia; perh. fr. L. pietas pity, piety, or perhaps akin to E. petty. Cf. Petty, and Pity.]

  2. Pittance(noun)

    a meager portion, quantity, or allowance; an inconsiderable salary or compensation

    Etymology: [OE. pitance, pitaunce, F. pitance; cf. It. pietanza, LL. pitancia, pittantia, pictantia; perh. fr. L. pietas pity, piety, or perhaps akin to E. petty. Cf. Petty, and Pity.]

Freebase

  1. Pittance

    Pittance is a gift to the members of a religious house for masses, consisting usually of an extra allowance of food or wine on occasions such as the anniversary of the donor's death festivals and other similar occasions. The word was early transferred to a charitable donation and to any small gift of food or money.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pittance

    pit′ans, n. an allowance of food or drink: a dole: a very small portion or quantity. [Fr. pitance, an allowance of food in a monastery—Low L. pietantea—L. pietas, pity.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pittance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pittance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pittance in a Sentence

  1. Ashif Shaikh:

    It is not even a job, it's slavery, the women do not have a choice, they are paid a pittance, and are threatened with violence if they quit. There's a lot of pressure from the village, the community, and their own families.

  2. Gloria Allred:

    Cheerleaders are being exploited and mistreated solely because they are women, these cheerleaders deserve to be paid more than a mere pittance.

  3. Meghan Markle:

    I have no idea. But if he did, I am going to assume it was a pittance -- they don't pay that much, it really was so the world could see him doing the healthy things.

  4. Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel:

    We would get in touch with the plaintiffs who otherwise would have accepted a pittance for a settlement, and they were obviously quite happy to have this sort of support, in a way very similar how a plaintiff’s lawyer on contingency would do it.

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