Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday word: arrears

arrears: [uh-reerz]

Plural Noun:

1.  The state of being behind on paying a debt or other obligation. "During the recession, many homeowners were in arrears with their morgage payments."

2. An unfinished dudy.

3. An unpaid or overdue debt.

Etymology: First known use 1300-1350  Middle English
arrere "behind" or "backward."  From Middle French arere. From Latin ad retro.
Tags: a, latin, middle english, middle french, noun, plural noun, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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