checking account


noun

a bank deposit against which checks can be drawn by the depositor.

Origin of checking account

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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Examples 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

checking account

noun

the US name for current account

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