Definition of layaway
: a purchasing agreement by which a retailer agrees to hold merchandise secured by a deposit until the price is paid in full by the customer
Examples of layaway in a Sentence
We bought the table and chairs on layaway, so we won't have them until December.
The store offers a layaway plan for large purchases.
Recent Examples of layaway from the Web
The suspect returned later that day and put two firearms on layaway, giving the store his name and contact information.
A few days ago, McGraw’s mom went to a local Walmart and paid off $5,000 worth of jewelry layaway and gave out cash to customers on the couple’s behalf.
Inside, Joseph Baivatu, 29, prepares to make the next payment on a layaway for something very special: a large sperm whale tooth.
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Definition of layaway for English Language Learners
: a way of buying something in which you do not receive the thing you are buying until you have paid the full price by making small payments over a period of time
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