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bank account

an account with a bank.
balance standing to the credit of a depositor at a bank.
Also called, British, banking account.
Origin of bank account
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Principal Washington, among other things, has taught that it is necessary to get property and have a bank-account.

  • He must transfer his holdings—his house and bank-account—to Sylvia.

  • He gave the boy a ten-dollar gold piece with which to start a bank-account.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser
  • On the contrary, she began to get miserly as her bank-account grew.

    Sketches New and Old, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Mrs. Keith seemed to regard her husband's bank-account much as the wife of a farmer might regard the spring in the meadow.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • If he could have drawn out his bank-account twice he could not have paid for it.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • But Jack remarked that of the speakers there was not one who owned a little plot of ground, or had a bank-account.

    Hope Mills Amanda M. Douglas
  • What he is, is not a human being, but a pocket-book, a bank-account.

  • She couldn't cash her check, for Florine Ladue could be traced through her bank-account as well as through any other way!

    Find the Woman Arthur Somers Roche
  • If I were a fat woman, and a man said that he loved me, I should know that he was after my bank-account.

    The Slim Princess George Ade
British Dictionary definitions for bank-account

bank account

an account created by the deposit of money at a bank by a customer
the amount of moneys credited or debited to a depositor at a bank
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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