write-off

[ rahyt-awf, -of ]
/ ˈraɪtˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun

a cancellation from the accounts as a loss.
an uncollectable account.
a reduction in book value; depreciation.
Informal. a person or thing that is given up as hopeless or pointless: Joe's college career is a write-off.

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Origin of write-off

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