consumer credit


credit extended by a retail store, bank, finance company, or other lender, chiefly for the purchase of consumer goods.

Nearby words

  1. consume,
  2. consumed,
  3. consumedly,
  4. consumer,
  5. consumer advocate,
  6. consumer durable,
  7. consumer goods,
  8. consumer packaged goods,
  9. consumer price index,
  10. consumer product safety commission

Origin of consumer credit

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019