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[kred-it-wur-th ee] /ˈkrɛd ɪtˌwɜr ði/
having a satisfactory credit rating.
Origin of creditworthy
1555-65, for an earlier sense; credit + -worthy
Related forms
creditworthiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for creditworthy
  • One reason to worry is that advanced countries today may not be as creditworthy as they once were.
  • So the moneylender could always find him, and that made the suit-cutter creditworthy.
  • And there is also a risk of excluding creditworthy borrowers, particularly first-time buyers and the self-employed.
  • Small businesses and households would provide a much bigger market, but they tend to be less creditworthy and to move more often.
  • However, the approved lender will expect an adequate credit history to demonstrate the customer is creditworthy.
  • If the purchaser is determined to be creditworthy, the seller may be released of further liability on the loan.
  • Historically, creditworthy borrowers typically refinance mortgages to prevailing market rates when interest rates fall.
  • Ensuring that capital is available to creditworthy borrowers in all communities.
British Dictionary definitions for creditworthy


(of an individual or business enterprise) adjudged as meriting credit on the basis of such factors as earning power, previous record of debt repayment, etc
Derived Forms
creditworthiness, noun
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