creditworthy

adjective

cred·​it·​wor·​thy ˈkre-dit-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce creditworthy (audio)
: financially sound enough to justify the extension of credit
creditworthiness noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That's the interest rate that banks charge their most creditworthy customers. Rob Wile, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2022 Sure, some general purpose credit cards offer promotions to the most creditworthy customers at 0% for up to 21 months on purchases and in some cases on balance transfers. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 16 Nov. 2020 And those differences may not make members of one group less creditworthy than members of another. Kareem Saleh, Forbes, 10 Aug. 2022 The least creditworthy companies will struggle to raise money needed to hire and expand. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, 20 June 2022 The least creditworthy companies will struggle to raise money needed to hire and expand. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, 20 June 2022 The least creditworthy companies will struggle to raise money needed to hire and expand. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, 20 June 2022 Despite a recent upgrade of the state’s credit rating from BBB to BBB+, credit rating agency S&P Global still ranked Illinois as the country’s least creditworthy state as of May 23. Matt Durot, Forbes, 16 June 2022 Also, lending in DeFi exposes you significantly to volatile market moves, whereas lending to a creditworthy institutional borrower is significantly different. Fortune, 16 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of creditworthy was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Creditworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creditworthy. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

creditworthy

adjective

cred·​it·​wor·​thy ˈkre-dit-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce creditworthy (audio)
: likely to be able to repay loans or consumer credit
creditworthiness noun
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