Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who borrows: opposed to lender.
  • noun One who takes what belongs to another, and uses it as his own; specifically, in literature, a plagiarist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who borrows.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who borrows.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to borrow + -er

Examples

  • Debt to income ratio and revolving credit used by the borrower is also provided.

    Is Peer-to-Peer Lending Working for You? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • That term refers to the lender; the borrower is actually the “mortgagor.”

    Letters to the Editor

  • That term refers to the lender; the borrower is actually the “mortgagor.”

    Letters to the Editor

  • I.E. if you are 100% sure that a borrower is a better risk than his credit score then it absolutely makes sense to lend that person money.

    Adopt and Prosper? - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • In public debts, as in private debts, the debtor should make a fair and honest effort to justify the trust imposed in it when it pledged its word and its faith, and the natural complement of a fair and honest attitude on the part of the borrower is a willingness on the part of the creditor to make an equitable settlement with a distressed but conscientious borrower.

    The Next Five Years in Canada

  • In this case, "borrower" is a another word for an irresponsible spendthrift with a warped sense of self-entitlement .... like the hispanic woman school bus driver in New Jersey who bought the $800,000 house – a house that us taxpayers and consumers are probably now paying to keep her in.

    12 percent of borrowers helped by Obama plan

  • So the government wants to protect the borrower from the lenders.

    Obama wants shield for consumers

  • How, searching for help in his hour of need, he turned to the Bible and discovered Proverbs 22: 7: “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave of the lender.”

    Lead Us Not Into Debt

  • How, searching for help in his hour of need, he turned to the Bible and discovered Proverbs 22: 7: “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave of the lender.”

    Lead Us Not Into Debt

  • How, searching for help in his hour of need, he turned to the Bible and discovered Proverbs 22: 7: “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave of the lender.”

    Lead Us Not Into Debt

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