[chek-boo k]


a book containing blank checks or orders on a bank.

Origin of checkbook

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; check1 + book Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Jack went into his pocket for a checkbook and a fountain pen.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • You must have your own checkbook and get used to keeping accounts.

    A Black Adonis

    Linn Boyd Porter

  • But, my dear child, you had plenty of money of your own in the bank, and your own checkbook.

    Old Mole

    Gilbert Cannan

  • Then the little man, with a groan, pulled out his checkbook.

  • "I'm satisfied," Wolfson said finally, and drew a checkbook from his waistcoat-pocket.