zombie bank

noun Informal.

a bank that has liabilities exceeding its assets but continues to operate through government support: These zombie banks are unable or unwilling to lend out money.

Nearby words

  1. zoloft,
  2. zolpidem,
  3. zomba,
  4. zombi,
  5. zombie,
  6. zombify,
  7. zona,
  8. zona fasciculata,
  9. zona glomerulosa,
  10. zona hemorrhoidalis

Origin of zombie bank

1985–90; zombie, in the extended sense 'a body given the semblance of life'

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