bud·​ge·​teer ˌbə-jə-ˈtir How to pronounce budgeteer (audio)
variants or less commonly budgeter
: one who prepares a budget
: one who is restricted to a budget

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The shortfall led budgeteers to make cuts across several departments — convention facilities, arts and culture, history and preservation and international affairs. Joshua Fechter, ExpressNews.com, 9 Apr. 2020 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, 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, 13 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of budgeteer was circa 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Budgeteer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budgeteer. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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