bud·​ge·​teer | \ ˌbə-jə-ˈtir How to pronounce budgeteer (audio) \
variants: or less commonly budgeter \ ˈbə-​jə-​tər How to pronounce budgeter (audio) \

Definition of budgeteer

1 : one who prepares a budget
2 : one who is restricted to a budget

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Europe’s budgeteers must have missed the economic research suggesting that balancing the books by raising taxes is self-defeating as slower growth weighs on revenue. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Europe’s Growth Problem in Italian," 23 Oct. 2018 Those jobs are being driven away to other states with better business climates, and the jobs that are left in California pay less than our budgeteers expected. Susan Shelley, Orange County Register, "Why California’s good economic times aren’t better," 13 May 2017

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First Known Use of budgeteer

circa 1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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