[bang-kuh-buh l]


acceptable for processing by a bank: bankable checks and money orders.
considered powerful, prestigious, or stable enough to ensure profitability: Without bankable stars the film script aroused no interest.

Nearby words

  1. bank shot,
  2. bank statement,
  3. bank swallow,
  4. bank-and-turn indicator,
  5. banka,
  6. bankbook,
  7. banked,
  8. banker,
  9. banker's acceptance,
  10. banker's bill

Origin of bankable

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; bank2 + -able

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bankable



appropriate for receipt by a bank
dependable or reliablea bankable promise
(esp of a star) likely to ensure the financial success of a film
Derived Formsbankability, noun

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