- a check drawn against uncollected or insufficient funds, as for redepositing, with the intention of creating a false balance in the account by taking advantage of the time lapse required for collection.
- a check whose amount has been raised by forgery before cashing.
Origin of kite
OTHER WORDS FROM kitekiter, nounkitelike, adjective
How to use kite in a sentence
The voice kited up to a shriek of agony, like that of a wounded animal.Deadly City|Paul W. Fairman
Nothing that fifteen to twenty grand wouldn't have fixed—but while I scrounged around, trying to get cash, I kited a few checks.Back to Julie|Richard Wilson
Those who have kited and driven, tell me that driving disturbs and unsettles the birds far more than the kite.Twenty-Six Years Reminiscences of Scotch Grouse Moors|William Alexander Adams
British Dictionary definitions for kite (1 of 2)
Derived forms of kitekiter, noun
Word Origin for kite
British Dictionary definitions for kite (2 of 2)
Other Idioms and Phrases with kite
see go fly a kite; high as a kite.