[kred-it-wur-th ee]
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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. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of creditworthy

  • Banks need to lend to creditworthy borrowers, not just to meet arbitrary government mandates.

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    Don't Repeat Japan's Mistake

    Stephen Robert

    March 17, 2009

  • He didn't feel either institution was creditworthy when they came to the Fed in the end, hat in hand.

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    The Man Who Saw the Crisis Coming

    William D. Cohan

    November 17, 2008

Historical Examples of creditworthy

  • The person making the payment carries with him a card that confirms that he is creditworthy and will honour his obligations.

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    Sam Vaknin

British Dictionary definitions for creditworthy


  1. (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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