write-off

[rahyt-awf, -of]
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noun
  1. a cancellation from the accounts as a loss.
  2. an uncollectable account.
  3. a reduction in book value; depreciation.
  4. Informal. a person or thing that is given up as hopeless or pointless: Joe's college career is a write-off.

Origin of write-off

First recorded in 1745–55; noun use of verb phrase write off
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