- a written acknowledgment of a debt, especially an informal one consisting only of the letters IOU, the sum owed, and the debtor's signature.
Origin of IOU
Examples from the Web for iou
Contemporary Examples of iou
She is the author of the bestsellers The Silent Takeover and IOU: The Debt Threat .The New Co-op Capitalism
February 23, 2009
Historical Examples of iou
It answers to the Welsh au or iau, and the Breton ou or iou.A Handbook of the Cornish Language
This way he had more to eat or to sell for IOU's to collect later.The Biography of a Rabbit
The evening previous he had lost a thousand dollars, for which he had given his IOU.Jack's Ward
Horatio Alger, Jr.
- a written promise or reminder to pay a debt