overdraft

[ oh-ver-draft, -drahft ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌdræft, -ˌdrɑft /

noun


Nearby words

  1. overdog,
  2. overdominance,
  3. overdone,
  4. overdoor,
  5. overdose,
  6. overdraft checking account,
  7. overdrafting,
  8. overdraught,
  9. overdraw,
  10. overdrawer

Compare underdraft.

Origin of overdraft

First recorded in 1875–80; over- + draft

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British Dictionary definitions for overdraft

overdraft

/ (ˈəʊvəˌdrɑːft) /

noun

a draft or withdrawal of money in excess of the credit balance on a bank or building-society cheque account
the amount of money drawn or withdrawn thus
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Word Origin and History for overdraft

overdraft

n.

1878, in the banking sense, from over- + draft (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for overdraft

overdraft

The amount by which a check exceeds the funds on deposit to cover it.

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