- that which is entered in an account as a debt; a recorded item of debt.
- any entry or the total shown on the debit side.
- the left-hand side of an account on which such entries are made (opposed to credit).
Origin of debit
OTHER WORDS FROM debitpre·deb·it, noun, verb (used with object)re·deb·it, verb (used with object)un·deb·it·ed, adjective
Words nearby debit
How to use debit in a sentence
Prepaid debit card users tend to be lower income, and Netspend confirmed that most of the money has been spent rapidly for basic necessities like food and gas.Cutting off stimulus checks to Americans earning over $75,000 could be wise, new data suggests|Heather Long|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
Last week, the Treasury Department and the IRS started to send approximately 8 million payments by prepaid debit card.What To Know About Federal Stimulus Payments|Steven Psyllos|January 12, 2021|Essence.com
Amazon Pay in India supports a range of payments services, including the popular UPI, and debit and credit cards.From India’s richest man to Amazon and 100s of startups: The great rush to win neighborhood stores|Manish Singh|December 18, 2020|TechCrunch
Consumer spending, captured by credit card and debit card data compiled by Opportunity Insights, began to fall at the end of October before rebounding in November, buoyed perhaps by the holiday season.The economy added 245,000 jobs in November, the slowest month of growth since recovery began|Eli Rosenberg|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
You could receive an email or phone call asking you to give a stranger your bank account number or debit card number for verification of your account.Hints From Heloise: Not so neighborly neighbors|Heloise Heloise|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
At the high-end food retailer, gift cards are a year-round business—kind of like a pre-paid debit card for expensive groceries.Wood Cards Are a Green Alternative to the Classic Plastic Gift Card|Daniel Gross|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A new startup has created a miracle gadget that unites all your credit, debit and gift cards into a single card.Coin Promises Freedom From A Wallet Full of Cards|Lauren DeLisa Coleman|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As Orman sees it, prepaid debit cards and credit cards are two sides of the same coin, so to speak.
“You know, the Approved Card, on the surface, is a prepaid debit card,” she said at the time.
He gave members of the militia his credit- and debit-card numbers so they could continue stockpiling, this time illegally.Inside the Georgia Militia Murders|Caitlin Dickson|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A commission up to the maximum of ¼ the thousand on the paying out side of the account (Entering to the debit).
The use of stamps for example would permit doing away with the debit side in the account books.
He adds up the credit and debit account and, if there is a balance, enters it to the account of the possessor of the account-book.
For George Sand was most hospitable, kept indeed literally open house for her friends, and did so regardless of credit and debit.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
On the debit page write the names of the items for which the money is spent and the dates.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
British Dictionary definitions for debit
- acknowledgment of a sum owing by entry on the left side of an account
- the left side of an account
- an entry on this side
- the total of such entries
- (as modifier)a debit balance Compare credit (def. 10)
- to record (an item) as a debit in an account
- to charge (a person or his account) with a debtCompare credit (def. 17)