[bangk-boo k]


a book held by a depositor in which a bank enters a record of deposits and withdrawals.

Origin of bankbook

First recorded in 1705–15; bank2 + book Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bankbook

Historical Examples of bankbook

  • At once it was clear to him that the brute was after the blue eyes of her bankbook.

    The Monster

    Edgar Saltus

  • "The funds are good at the moment," said the treasurer, with the bankbook in front of him.

    The Valley of Fear

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • I turned the bankbook over to the chemist and we waited for the report.

    The Old Die Rich

    Horace Leonard Gold

  • I walked out to the street, gaping at the entry in the bankbook he'd handed me.

    The Old Die Rich

    Horace Leonard Gold

  • The next day when she was alone she lifted the shade from the clock and opened her bankbook.


    Emile Zola

British Dictionary definitions for bankbook



a book held by depositors at certain banks, in which the bank enters a record of deposits, withdrawals, and earned interestAlso called: passbook
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