bankroll

[ bangk-rohl ]
/ ˈbæŋkˌroʊl /

noun

money in one's possession; monetary resources.

verb (used with object)

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

Nearby words

  1. banking,
  2. banking pin,
  3. banking principle,
  4. bankit,
  5. banknote,
  6. bankroller,
  7. bankrupt,
  8. bankrupt worm,
  9. bankruptcy,
  10. bankruptcy order

Origin of bankroll

First recorded in 1885–90; bank2 + roll

Related formsbank·roll·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bankrolled

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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Word Origin and History for bankrolled

bankroll

n.

"roll of bank notes," 1887, from bank (n.1) + roll (n.). The verb is attested from 1928. Related: Bankrolled; bankrolling.

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