dis·​econ·​o·​my ˌdis-i-ˈkä-nə-mē How to pronounce diseconomy (audio)
: a lack of economy
: a factor responsible for an increase in cost

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of diseconomy was in 1937

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“Diseconomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diseconomy. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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