follow Dictionary.com

Submit your word to be a Word of the Day!

belt-tightening

[belt-tahyt-n-ing] /ˈbɛltˌtaɪt n ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a curtailment in spending; period of economizing:
The mayor ordered a belt-tightening for all city offices.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for belt-tightening

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for belttightening

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for belttightening