perk

A perk is something extra you get, in addition to a salary, in exchange for working. The major perk of your job at an ice cream shop might be all the hot fudge sundaes you can eat.

Some fairly common job perks include health insurance, free gym memberships, and company cars. You can also talk about the perks, or benefits, of a situation: "I have to ride to school with my annoying neighbor, but the perk is she always brings donuts." As a verb, perk means "to become more energetic or cheerful." So that donut perk? It might be just the thing to perk you up on a Monday morning.

Primary Meanings of perk

1.
n
an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)
2.
v
gain or regain energy
Full Definitions of perk
1

n an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)

Synonyms:
fringe benefit, perquisite
Types:
apanage, appanage
any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life
backsheesh, baksheesh, bakshis, bakshish, gratuity, pourboire, tip
a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
Christmas box
a present given at Christmas for services during the year
Type of:
benefit
financial assistance in time of need
2

v gain or regain energy

Synonyms:
gain vigor, percolate, perk up, pick up
Type of:
convalesce, recover, recuperate
get over an illness or shock

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