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charge account

an account, especially in retailing, that permits a customer to buy merchandise and be billed for it at a later date.
Origin of charge account
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even though not as often in Macy's as in the charge account stores.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford
  • And what a relief it would be to have that charge account off his mind!

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • Jerry wished that all his fret and worry about the charge account and getting change could disappear as easily as Andy's sorrow.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • Esther explains by showing name of charge account and address.

    Polly and Her Friends Abroad Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • She told me that the girl had a charge account at a certain hotel where she took her meals.

  • After lunch he went with them to several of the largest stores, and opened a charge account for them.

    Cloudy Jewel Grace Livingston Hill
  • It is obvious that a message filed by Oswald would not be found in any of our charge account message files.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • He likes to have folks charge their groceries instead of paying cash, so a charge account must be a good thing.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • The amount of daily sales made to those customers who do not pay cash but run a charge account should be entered in this column.

  • It had made him uneasy to be alone with her ever since he had started that charge account business.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for charge account

charge account

another term for credit account
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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