running expenses

plural noun

Definition of running expenses

: daily, current, or ordinary and necessary expenses : operating costs

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of running expenses

1819, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about running expenses

Time Traveler for running expenses

Time Traveler

The first known use of running expenses was in 1819

See more words from the same year

Statistics for running expenses

Cite this Entry

“Running expenses.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

Comments on running expenses

What made you want to look up running expenses? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!