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bankroll

[ bangk-rohl ]
/ ˈbæŋkˌroʊl /
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noun

money in one's possession; monetary resources.

verb (used with object)

Informal. to finance; provide funds for: to bankroll a new play.

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Origin of bankroll

First recorded in 1885–90; bank2 + roll

OTHER WORDS FROM bankroll

bankroller, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bankroll

bankroll
/ (ˈbæŋkˌrəʊl) mainly US and Canadian /

noun

a roll of currency notes
the financial resources of a person, organization, etc

verb

(tr) slang to provide the capital for; finance
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