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bankroll

[bangk-rohl] /ˈbæŋkˌroʊl/
noun
1.
money in one's possession; monetary resources.
verb (used with object)
2.
Informal. to finance; provide funds for:
to bankroll a new play.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; bank2 + roll
Related forms
bankroller, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bankroller

bankroller

/ˈbæŋkˌrəʊlə/
noun
1.
the person or organization that provides the finance for a project, business, etc

bankroll

/ˈbæŋkˌrəʊl/
noun
1.
a roll of currency notes
2.
the financial resources of a person, organization, etc
verb
3.
(transitive) (slang) to provide the capital for; finance
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Word Origin and History for bankroller

bankroll

n.

"roll of bank notes," 1887, from bank (n.1) + roll (n.). The verb is attested from 1928. Related: Bankrolled; bankrolling.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bankroller

bankroll

verb

To finance; put up the money for, esp for a theatrical production; angel: Whoever bankrolled this turkey will go broke (1920s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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