The definition of bailout is helping someone out of money troubles.
An example of a bailout is when an automotive company is about to go bankrupt and put thousands of people out of work and the government steps in and gives them money to keep them in business.
- a helping out of one in difficulty
- a providing of government financial aid to a failing company, city, etc.
Origin of bailoutsee bail, transitive verb
A rescue from financial difficulties: a government bailout of a corporation.