bank note

or bank·note


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

Examples from the Web for banknote

Contemporary Examples of banknote

Historical Examples of banknote

  • I too produced my purse and took a crumpled paper out of it:—but it was no banknote.

    Debts of Honor

    Maurus Jkai

  • Diogenes sought them with a lantern, he seeks them with a banknote in his hand.

  • When she shook hands with him Nancy had the banknote ready and she left it in his hand.

    A Little Miss Nobody

    Amy Bell Marlowe

  • His jaw was set as he pulled off banknote after banknote in the tense silence which had fallen.


    Caroline Lockhart

  • "There's the bill Percy Paget gave to Will," he said, as he handed over the banknote.

    The Young Bridge-Tender

    Arthur M. Winfield

British Dictionary definitions for banknote



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