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Old 10-12-2012, 03:58 PM
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Merriam-Webster:

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perk noun
plural perks
1 : something extra that someone receives in addition to regular pay for doing a job usually plural ▪ The job came with several perks, including use of a company car.
2 : a good thing that you have or get because of your situation usually plural ▪ One of the perks of being a celebrity is that people often want to give you things.
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Quote:
perk  
noun (Informal).
perquisite.
Origin:
181525; by shortening and respelling
The Free Dictionary

Quote:
perk (prk)
n. Informal
A perquisite: "Temper tantrums over perks are more common than the American taxpayer might like to believe" (Maureen Dowd).

The word is spelled "perk." There is no English word "perq."