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per diem

[ per dee-uh m, dahy-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF per diem

Synonyms for per diem

  • by the day
  • daily
  • daily expense allowance
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PER DIEM

By Jove, I forgot all about two per diem—I've been smoking all day.

Each member is allowed to draw for mileage, per diem, and ‘sundries.’

For some time the mortality amounted to a thousand per diem.

An average gain of just over one quarter of a second per diem!

His allowance was at first six ounces, afterward a pint, per diem.

They were receiving individually three meals and about eightpence 512 per diem.

It was one of the most recherché and per diem affairs ever known in the city.

He puts you in charge of the railroad porter, who is feed at the rate of about fifty cents per diem.

The hotel-keepers are wishing for a few guests which they could relieve of three dollars per diem.

There are one or two boarding-houses, called hotels, designed for the better class, charging three dollars per diem.

WORD ORIGIN

Latin, literally "by the day," from per (see per) + diem, accusative singular of dies "day" (see diurnal). As a noun from 1809.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PER DIEM

daily

adjectiveoccurring every day; during the day
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