follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

write-off

[rahyt-awf, -of] /ˈraɪtˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
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
1745-1755
1745-55; noun use of verb phrase write off
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for write-off
Contemporary Examples

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for write-off

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for write

8
8
Scrabble Words With Friends