- 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.
Origin of bankable
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Examples from the Web for bankable
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These are all paid in full once a fortnight in bankable money.The Impending Crisis of the South
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The same cupidity has given rise to two new terms in the miners' glossary,—trade dust and bankable dust.
Many merchants even keep a saucer of black sand in readiness to dilute their bankable gold to the utmost thinness it will bear.
Notes were usually made to pay a given number of "dollars, in good, bankable dust."
There is method, too, in the colonel's associations, and all his acquaintance is gilt-edged and 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
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