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 budgeting



an itemized summary of expected income and expenditure of a country, company, etc, over a specified period, usually a financial year
an estimate of income and a plan for domestic expenditure of an individual or a family, often over a short period, such as a month or a week
a restriction on expenditure (esp in the phrase on a budget)
(modifier) economical; inexpensivebudget meals for a family
the total amount of money allocated for a specific purpose during a specified period
archaic a stock, quantity, or supply

verb -gets, -geting or -geted

(tr) to enter or provide for in a budget
to plan the expenditure of (money, time, etc)
(intr) to make a budget
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



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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Word Origin and History for budgeting
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