deficit spending


noun

the practice of spending funds in excess of income, especially by a government.

Nearby words

  1. deficient,
  2. deficient number,
  3. deficiently,
  4. deficit,
  5. deficit financing,
  6. defier,
  7. defilade,
  8. defile,
  9. defilement,
  10. definable

Origin of deficit spending

First recorded in 1935–40

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