How Do You Spell DEBT?

Debt is a word that is often misspelled. The correct spelling is /dɛt/ with a silent "b." Many people mistakenly add a "b" in the middle of the word, spelling it as "debt." However, the "b" was added in the 16th century from the Latin "debitum" but it was later dropped in the 17th century. The word debt means an amount of money owed by a person or organization. So next time you spell this word, remember there’s a “b” but you don’t pronounce it!

Top Common Misspellings for DEBT *

* The statistics data for these misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

Other Common Misspellings for DEBT

Similar spelling words for DEBT

Plural form of DEBT is DEBTS

13 words made out of letters DEBT

2 letters

3 letters

4 letters


Add the infographic to your website: