Definition of floating debt in English:

floating debt

noun

  • A debt which is repayable in the short term.

    Compare with funded debt
    • ‘His Missouri Pacific Railroad effectively controlled the Texas & Pacific by means of an operating contract and the provision of floating debt.’
    • ‘The advantage of floating debt is that there is a chance to benefit from reductions in interest rates.’
    • ‘Should there be a series of budget deficits, the floating debt will, unless it is funded, speedily accumulate to a formidable amount’
    • ‘The worst US government budget deficits took place in the early 1990s, when 20 percent of the budget was taken care of by floating debt.’