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[bangk-boo k] /ˈbæŋkˌbʊk/
a book held by a depositor in which a bank enters a record of deposits and withdrawals.
Origin of bankbook
First recorded in 1705-15; bank2 + book Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She would then receive a check and bankbook and thus be fitly equipped to perform her new duties.

  • At once it was clear to him that the brute was after the blue eyes of her bankbook.

    The Monster Edgar Saltus
  • The bankbook, he knew, would not be returned before Monday or Tuesday, and his father would be out of town for the next week.

  • "The funds are good at the moment," said the treasurer, with the bankbook in front of him.

    The Valley of Fear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I turned the bankbook over to the chemist and we waited for the report.

    The Old Die Rich Horace Leonard Gold
  • I walked out to the street, gaping at the entry in the bankbook he'd handed me.

    The Old Die Rich Horace Leonard Gold
  • Hallet was sensibly affected, but without speaking, he turned to the desk, and took down his bankbook.

  • The next day when she was alone she lifted the shade from the clock and opened her bankbook.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • He paced the floor for an hour or two, sunk in thought, and then unlocked a desk drawer and took out his bankbook.

    The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She unlocked a drawer and returned to him with a bankbook in her hand.

    The Tempting of Tavernake E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for bankbook


a book held by depositors at certain banks, in which the bank enters a record of deposits, withdrawals, and earned interest Also called passbook
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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