Synonyms and related words:
CD, MO, acceptance, acceptance bill, bank acceptance, bank check, bill, bill of draft, bill of exchange, blank check, certificate, certificate of deposit, certified check, check, checkbook, cheque, commercial paper, debenture, demand bill, demand draft, draft, due bill, exchequer bill, letter of credit, money order, negotiable instrument, note, note of hand, paper, postal order, promissory note, sight bill, sight draft, time bill, time draft, trade acceptance, treasury bill, voucher, warrant

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  • IOU — noun [countable] informal something, usually a note, that you give to someone to show that you owe them a particular sum of money: • Commercial paper is a kind of corporate IOU. * * * IOU UK US /ˌaɪəʊˈjuː/ noun [C] INFORMAL ► ABBREVIATION …   Financial and business terms

  • IOU — [ī΄ō΄yo͞o′] n. pl. IOU s [for I owe you] an informally written, signed acknowledgment of a specified debt, characteristically bearing the letters IOU …   English World dictionary

  • IOU — may refer to:* IOU (debt), an acknowledgement of debt * I.O.U. (song), by jazz funk band Freeez * Investor owned utility * A song on the indie rock album Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? See also * IOYOU …   Wikipedia

  • IOU — [ ,aı ou ju ] noun count INFORMAL a piece of paper that you sign to say that you owe someone an amount of money. The letters IOU sound like the words I owe you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • IOU — oder I.O.U. ist: ein englischer Ausdruck für Schuldschein (phonetisch sind I O U und I owe you [dt. Ich schulde Ihnen] identisch) eine Abkürzung für die Internationale Olympiajollen Union, der Klassenvereinigung der olympischen Bootsklasse von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • IOU — a corrupted abbreviated form of the words I owe you . It is a written acknowledgement of a debt. It is not a negotiable instrument, like a cheque, but may be founded upon in court to make recovery of the sum more simple. Collins dictionary of law …   Law dictionary

  • Iou — iou, eou, lheou nm lac Gascogne …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • IOU — [ˌaı əu ˈju: US ou ] n informal [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Representing I owe you] a note that you sign to say that you owe someone some money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • IOU — (I owe you) ‚aɪəʊ juː n. signed note acknowledging a debt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • IOU — ► NOUN ▪ a signed document acknowledging a debt. ORIGIN representing the pronunciation of I owe you …   English terms dictionary

  • IOU — n. a signed document acknowledging a debt. Etymology: = I owe you * * * noun an informal debt instrument; representing I owe you • Hypernyms: ↑note, ↑promissory note, ↑note of hand * * * |ī(ˌ)ō|yü noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary