[ chek-awf, -of ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌɔf, -ˌɒf /


the collection of union dues by employers through compulsory deduction from each worker's wages.
a voluntary contribution from one's income tax for a specific purpose, as the public financing of election campaigns, made by checking off the appropriate box on a tax return.
Football. audible(def 2).

Nearby words

  1. checkhook,
  2. checking account,
  3. checklist,
  4. checkmark,
  5. checkmate,
  6. checkout,
  7. checkpoint,
  8. checkpoint charlie,
  9. checkrail,
  10. checkrein

Origin of checkoff

1910–15, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check off Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for checkoff

  • He barely glanced at them, punched a mark for each on his checkoff sheet, and handed them back.

    Badge of Infamy|Lester del Rey