bank note

or banknote

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  1. a promissory note, payable on demand, issued by an authorized bank and intended to circulate as money.

Origin of bank note

First recorded in 1685–95

Words Nearby bank note Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bank note in a sentence

  • He took a roll of bills from his pocket, stripped off a twenty-dollar bank-note and handed it to Matt.

    Motor Matt's Mystery | Stanley R. Matthews
  • One cannot light one's cigarette by twisting a hundred-pound bank-note and sticking it into an electric chandelier.

    The Regent | E. Arnold Bennett

British Dictionary definitions for banknote


/ (ˈbæŋkˌnəʊt) /

  1. a promissory note issued by a central bank, serving as money

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