What does NSF stand for?

Non-sufficient funds

NSF is an acronym that stands for non-sufficient funds, which is when an account does not hold enough funds to complete a transaction. The term is typically used in banking when a check cannot be honored because of insufficient funds in the account.

The term may be seen as "NSF check," "bounced check," "returned check," "cold check," "bad check," or "dishonored check." The person who writes the NSF check is typically charged a fee by his own financial institution.


He gave me an NSF check so now I'm badgering him to pay up

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Updated September 28, 2017

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