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[bang-kuh-buh l] /ˈbæŋ kə bəl/
acceptable for processing by a bank:
bankable checks and money orders.
considered powerful, prestigious, or stable enough to ensure profitability:
Without bankable stars the film script aroused no interest.
Origin of bankable
1810-20, Americanism; bank2 + -able
Related forms
bankability, noun
nonbankable, adjective
unbankable, adjective
unbankableness, noun
unbankably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bankable
  • Instead there's bankable talent and a credible, long-arc career.
  • Familiar actors have a built-in audience, and familiar stories are even more bankable.
  • Though she never catapulted into the more bankable pop world, she broke ground.
  • Some facilities choose not to bank the emissions due to the time, cost and the amount of bankable credits.
  • Generally, the borrower who would be qualified for a microloan would be someone who is not traditionally bankable.
  • Which is another way of saying that big ideas need to be bankable.
British Dictionary definitions for bankable


appropriate for receipt by a bank
dependable or reliable: a bankable promise
(esp of a star) likely to ensure the financial success of a film
Derived Forms
bankability, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for bankable



Having a reputation or influence that ensures the success of a project: after a decade when bankable stars have all but monopolized movies/ She had established herself as the most bankable female actress in Hollywood (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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