courtesy of

Definition of courtesy of

  1. 1 —used to say that something was paid for, given, or lent by a person, organization, business, etc. This program is brought to you (by) courtesy of our sponsors. The flowers were provided through the courtesy of a local florist. ; The word courtesy is sometimes used informally by itself in this way Photo courtesy Helen Jones.

  2. 2 informal used to indicate the cause of something I have a bad cold now, courtesy of my brother.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  behavior marked by polished manners or respect for others :  courteous behavior

    :  a courteous and respectful act or expression

    :  general allowance despite facts :  indulgence

  1. :  granted, provided, or performed as a courtesy or by way of courtesy (see 1courtesy)

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to criticize severely

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