V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a tip or extra benefit on top of a regular salary; 2. a privilege or exclusive right

Synonyms: perk, benefit, bonus, tip, gratuity, privilege


Tips: The word perquisite denotes an added benefit or perk of a job. The word perk originated as an abbreviation of perquisite. Perk is used more often than perquisite to describe added benefits at a job. Do not confuse perquisite with the similar-looking word prerequisite. A prerequisite is often a requirement for a job.

Usage Examples:

Travel to exotic destinations is one the perquisites of being a photographer. (perks, benefits)

It is my perquisite, as CEO of the company, to have use of the company jet. (privilege, perk)

Knowing that I'll get a substantial perquisite on top of my regular salary at the end of the year, if I supersede last year's numbers, is great motivation for working hard. (bonus, tip)

I really like my job, despite the lack of perquisites. (perks, benefits)

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