- a simple past tense and past participle of pay1.
- (of a bill, debt, etc) not yet paid
- working without pay
- having wages outstanding
- the past tense and past participle of pay 1
- put paid to mainly British and NZ to end or destroybreaking his leg put paid to his hopes of running in the Olympics
adj.late 14c., in reference to persons, from un- (1) “not” + past participle of pay (v.). Of debts, attested from late 15c. see under pay.