IOU

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IOU

 (ī′ō-yo͞o′)
n.
A promise to pay a debt, especially a signed paper stating the specific amount owed and often bearing the letters IOU.

[From the pronunciation of I owe you.]

IOU

n
a written promise or reminder to pay a debt
[C17: representing I owe you]

IOU

or I.O.U.,


n., pl. IOUs, IOU's, or I.O.U.'s.
a written acknowledgment of a debt, esp. an informal one consisting only of the letters IOU, the sum owed, and the debtor's signature.
[1785–95; representing I owe you]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.IOU - an informal debt instrumentIOU - an informal debt instrument; representing `I owe you'
note of hand, promissory note, note - a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time; "I had to co-sign his note at the bank"
Translations
إختصار كلمات: أنا مَدينٌ لكَ
úpis na částku peněz
gældsbrev
adóslevél
skolos raštelis
paradzime
borç senedi

IOU

N ABBR =I owe youpagaré m, vale m (LAm)

IOU

[ˌaɪəʊˈjuː] n abbr (=I owe you) → reconnaissance f de dette

IOU

abbr of I owe you → Schuldschein m; to give somebody an IOUjdm einen Schuldschein ausschreiben

IOU

[ˌaɪəʊˈjuː] n abbr =I owe youpagherò m inv

IOU

(ˌai ou ˈjuː) abbreviation
I owe you; a signed paper in which a person acknowledges a debt of a certain amount. I'll give you an IOU (for $ 150).
References in classic literature ?
He told me this story of his adventure with many flashes of white teeth and lively glances of black eyes, at first in a sort of anx- ious baby-talk, then, as he acquired the language, with great fluency, but always with that singing, soft, and at the same time vibrating intonation that instilled a strangely penetrating power into the sound of the most familiar English words, as if they had been the words of an unearthly language.
Oblivious of my new surroundings I walked the deck, in anx- ious, deadened abstraction, a commingling of romantic reverie with a very practical survey of my qualifications.
"I sent to find out where he is living, and sent him his IOU to Trubin, which I paid.
Green might have any decent time; but pay?--of course he must pay; to talk of burning IOU's was child's play.
What am I to do with your IOU's, you cunning, unscrupulous rogue?
"IOU, Lady Lydiard, five hundred pounds (L500), Felix Sweetsir."
"My IOU, it is needless to say, accompanies these lines.
I was so delighted at this that, as I signed the IOU with a swaggering air, I told him casually that the night before "I had been keeping it up with some friends at the Hotel de Paris; we were giving a farewell party to a comrade, in fact, I might say a friend of my childhood, and you know--a desperate rake, fearfully spoilt--of course, he belongs to a good family, and has considerable means, a brilliant career; he is witty, charming, a regular Lovelace, you understand; we drank an extra 'half-dozen' and..." And it went off all right; all this was uttered very easily, unconstrainedly and complacently.
As for the outstanding T-bonds, three-year IOUs have a face amount of P114.9 billion; five-year debt paper, P261.5 billion; seven-year Treasury bonds, P608.9 billion; and 10-year T-bonds, P467.3 billion.
For this year, the national government has programmed its gross borrowings for both domestic and foreign IOUs at P1.19 trillion, which is higher by 20.7 percent from the 2018 level of P986 billion.
STATEWIDE CUSTOMER BASE: DWR's revenues are supported by a very large and diverse customer base spread throughout the state and are collected by the three largest investor owned utilities (IOUs) in the state as servicing agents.
Some of the cashiers testified in court that they handed their boss money on the strength of the handwritten IOUs. The effect was that money was overdrawn from the district's accounts, but with no evidence to show his debt to an already depleted Makueni, and with little questions on repayment.