checking account


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. checkered lily,
  2. checkers,
  3. checkerspot,
  4. checkerwork,
  5. checkhook,
  6. checklist,
  7. checkmark,
  8. checkmate,
  9. checkoff,
  10. checkout


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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