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bank account

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noun
  1. an account with a bank.
  2. balance standing to the credit of a depositor at a bank.

Origin of bank account

First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called, British, banking account.
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Examples from the Web for bank account

Historical Examples

  • He must transfer his holdings—his house and bank-account—to Sylvia.

    Children of the Desert

    Louis Dodge

  • On the contrary, she began to get miserly as her bank-account grew.

    Sketches New and Old, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • She would learn how to keep her own bank-account and revamp her arithmetic.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

  • If he could have drawn out his bank-account twice he could not have paid for it.

  • What he is, is not a human being, but a pocket-book, a bank-account.


British Dictionary definitions for bank account

bank account

noun
  1. an account created by the deposit of money at a bank by a customer
  2. the amount of moneys credited or debited to a depositor at a bank
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