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Definition of "layaway" []

  • A payment plan in which a buyer reserves an article of merchandise by placing a deposit with the retailer until the balance is paid in full: bought a suit on layaway. (noun)
  • An article reserved under such a plan. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "layaway" in a sentence
  • "And business experts who track trends on Google say the number of searches for the term layaway has recently gone way up."
  • "Online trends1 show the word "layaway" has doubled in interest among U.S. searchers in"
  • "In some ways, layaway is what happens as you start a business."