- IOU IOU noun [countable] informalsomething, 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 for I owe you: a written promise to pay back a debt: »
The New York agent now has an IOU for $1,000.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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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) â€šaÉªÉ™ÊŠ juË n. signed note acknowledging a debt … English contemporary dictionary
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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