bad debt

noun

Definition of bad debt

: loans that will not be repaid banks with millions of dollars of bad debt

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“Bad debt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bad%20debt. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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