Definitions for bailoutˈbeɪlˌaʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bail•outˈbeɪlˌaʊt(n.)

  1. the act of parachuting from an aircraft.

  2. a rescue from financial distress.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of bailout:

1950–55

Wiktionary

  1. bailout(Noun)

    a rescue, especially a financial rescue

    The government bailout of that corporation is going to cost the taxpayers a hundred billion dollars.

  2. bailout(Noun)

    a backup supply of air in scuba diving

  3. Origin: bail + out

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  1. Bailout

    A bailout is a colloquial pejorative term for giving a loan to a company or country which faces serious financial difficulty or bankruptcy. It may also be used to allow a failing entity to fail gracefully without spreading contagion. The term is maritime in origin being the act of removing water from a sinking vessel using a smaller bucket.

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