bankroller

bankroll

[bangk-rohl]
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:
1885–90; bank2 + roll

bankroller, noun
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bankroll (ˈbæŋkˌrəʊl)
 
n
1.  a roll of currency notes
2.  the financial resources of a person, organization, etc
 
vb
3.  slang (tr) to provide the capital for; finance

bankroller (ˈbæŋkˌrəʊlə)
 
n
the person or organization that provides the finance for a project, business, etc

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bankroll
1887, from bank (1) + roll (n.). The verb is attested from 1928.
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bankroll definition


  1. n.
    a roll or wad of currency; one's cash assets. : Don't show that bankroll around here!
  2. tv.
    to finance something. : We were hoping to find somebody who would bankroll the project.
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