Nearby words

  1. buddy up,
  2. buddy-buddy,
  3. budge,
  4. budgeree,
  5. budgerigar,
  6. budget account,
  7. budget deficit,
  8. budget for,
  9. budget plan,
  10. budget resolution

Origin of budget

1400–50; late Middle English bowgett < Middle French bougette (bouge bag (< Latin bulga; see bulge) + -ette -ette)

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British Dictionary definitions for budget


/ (ˈbʌdʒɪt) /


verb -gets, -geting or -geted

Derived Formsbudgetary, adjective

Word Origin for budget

C15 (meaning: leather pouch, wallet): from Old French bougette, diminutive of bouge, from Latin bulga, of Gaulish origin; compare Old English bælg bag


/ (ˈbʌdʒɪt) /


the Budget an estimate of British government expenditures and revenues and the financial plans for the ensuing fiscal year presented annually to the House of Commons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer
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