discretionary income

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of discretionary income

:income that is left after paying for things that are essential, such as food and housing
  • She has enough discretionary income to pay for a nice vacation each year.

Word by Word Definitions

discretionary play
  1. : left to individual choice or judgment : exercised at one's own discretion

  2. : available for discretionary use

income play
  1. : a coming in : entrance, influx

  2. : a gain or recurrent benefit usually measured in money that derives from capital or labor


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