Origin of kiting
- a check drawn against uncollected or insufficient funds, as for redepositing, with the intention of creating a false balance in the account by taking advantage of the time lapse required for collection.
- a check whose amount has been raised by forgery before cashing.
verb (used without object), kit·ed, kit·ing.
verb (used with object), kit·ed, kit·ing.
Origin of kite1
Related Words for kitingleave, go, avoid, begone, decamp, depart, retire, scram, skedaddle, split, vamoose, withdraw, hightail, kite, alight, dodge, duck, egress, evacuate, evade
Examples from the Web for kiting
Historical Examples of kiting
The fever of speculation was in the veins of the community before "kiting" began.Martin Van Buren
Edward M. Shepard
Now you will have to excuse me—the market's kiting, and I've got to watch it.Peter
F. Hopkinson Smith
So he was all ears when Sloan one night gave his opinions on the subject of kiting.Uncle Sam Detective
William Atherton Du Puy
He sent the 190 kiting along the tops of the waves and away inland.A Yankee Flier in Italy
Rutherford G. Montgomery
Where a wolf will kite off and keep on kiting, a dog will plan.The Black Fawn
James Arthur Kjelgaard
Word Origin for kite
bird of prey (Milvus ictinus), Old English cyta "kind of hawk," probably imitative of its cries (cf. ciegan "to call," German Kauz "screech owl"). The toy kite first so-called 1660s, from its way of hovering in the air like a bird. The dismissive invitation to go fly a kite is attested by 1942, American English, probably tracing to the popular song of the same name (lyrics by Johnny Burke), sung by Bing Crosby in "The Star Maker" (1939):
Go fly a kite and tie your troubles to the tail
They'll be blown away by a merry gale,
Go fly a kite and toss your worries to the wind
And they won't come back, they'll be too chagrined.
"write a fictitious check," 1839, American English, from 1805 phrase fly a kite "raise money by issuing commercial paper on nonexistent funds;" see kite (n.). Related: Kited; kiting.
see go fly a kite; high as a kite.