- an account with a bank.
- 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
He must transfer his holdings—his house and bank-account—to Sylvia.Children of the Desert
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
If he could have drawn out his bank-account twice he could not have paid for it.What Will People Say?
What he is, is not a human being, but a pocket-book, a bank-account.
- an account created by the deposit of money at a bank by a customer
- the amount of moneys credited or debited to a depositor at a bank
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