- a bank deposit against which checks can be drawn by the depositor.
Compare savings account.
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
- the US name for current account