Definition of paymaster noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpeɪmɑːstə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪmæstər//
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  1. 1(usually disapproving) a person or group of people that pays another person or organization and therefore can control their actions
  2. 2an official who pays the wages in the army, a factory, etc.
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