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charge account

noun
1.
an account, especially in retailing, that permits a customer to buy merchandise and be billed for it at a later date.
Origin of charge account
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism
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  • Even though not as often in Macy's as in the charge account stores.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford
  • And what a relief it would be to have that charge account off his mind!

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • Jerry wished that all his fret and worry about the charge account and getting change could disappear as easily as Andy's sorrow.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • Esther explains by showing name of charge account and address.

    Polly and Her Friends Abroad Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • She told me that the girl had a charge account at a certain hotel where she took her meals.

  • After lunch he went with them to several of the largest stores, and opened a charge account for them.

    Cloudy Jewel Grace Livingston Hill
  • It is obvious that a message filed by Oswald would not be found in any of our charge account message files.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • When a charge account is opened, a good business reference must be given.

  • The amount of daily sales made to those customers who do not pay cash but run a charge account should be entered in this column.

  • He likes to have folks charge their groceries instead of paying cash, so a charge account must be a good thing.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for charge account

charge account

noun
1.
another term for credit account
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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