a bank deposit against which checks can be drawn by the depositor.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Compare savings account.
Origin of checking account
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
Words nearby checking account
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Example sentences from the Web for checking account
No personal papers, no letters from a yearning boy friend in the old home town, no savings or checking-account passbook.Twelve Times Zero|Howard Carleton Browne
All the state's money is in the Dodd banks on the checking-account basis—and the gang is letting it out at six percent.The Landloper|Holman Day
British Dictionary definitions for checking account
the US name for current account
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