[kred-it-wur-th ee]


having a satisfactory credit rating.

Origin of creditworthy

1555–65, for an earlier sense; credit + -worthy
Related formscred·it·wor·thi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for creditworthiness

Contemporary Examples of creditworthiness

  • It also comes from a company that is really bad at evaluating anyone's creditworthiness (cf. 2008).

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    Stop the Madness!

    August 8, 2011

  • With Geithner, it all goes to the whole notion of creditworthiness.

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    The Man Who Saw the Crisis Coming

    William D. Cohan

    November 17, 2008

British Dictionary definitions for creditworthiness



(of an individual or business enterprise) adjudged as meriting credit on the basis of such factors as earning power, previous record of debt repayment, etc
Derived Formscreditworthiness, noun
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