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Bank Night

[ bangk nahyt ]

noun

, Informal.
  1. (in the 1930s) an evening when prizes were awarded by lottery to members of the audience at a movie theater as part of a promotion to encourage theater patronage.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Bank Night1

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40

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