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bankroll

[bangk-rohl]
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noun
  1. money in one's possession; monetary resources.
verb (used with object)
  1. Informal. to finance; provide funds for: to bankroll a new play.

Origin of bankroll

First recorded in 1885–90; bank2 + roll
Related formsbank·roll·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bankroller

bankroller

noun
  1. the person or organization that provides the finance for a project, business, etc

bankroll

noun
  1. a roll of currency notes
  2. the financial resources of a person, organization, etc
verb
  1. (tr) slang to provide the capital for; finance
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Word Origin and History for bankroller

bankroll

n.

"roll of bank notes," 1887, from bank (n.1) + roll (n.). The verb is attested from 1928. Related: Bankrolled; bankrolling.

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