per diem [per dee-uh m, dahy-uh m] ExamplesWord Originadverb
- by the day; for each day.
- paid by the day.
- a daily allowance, usually for living expenses while traveling in connection with one’s work or being employed at a distance from one’s home: a per diem for lawmakers while the legislature is in session.
Origin of per diem Borrowed into English from Latin around 1510–20 Can be confusedper annum per capita per diem Related Words for per diem daily Examples from the Web for per diem Historical Examples of per diem
He advised the per-diem scheme, and with characteristic good nature we acceded to it.
This looked reasonable enough, but the result was wholly in favor of the per-diem fellows.
British Dictionary definitions for per diem per diem adverb
- every day or by the day
- an allowance for daily expenses, usually those incurred while working
- (as modifier)a per-diem allowance
Word Origin for per diem from Latin Word Origin and History for per diem
per diem in Culture per diem [(puhr dee-uhm, deye-uhm)]