"You canker blossom!" 3 Shakespearean Insults


[chek-boo k] /ˈtʃɛkˌbʊk/
a book containing blank checks or orders on a bank.
Origin of checkbook
1770-80, Americanism; check1 + book Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for checkbook
  • Unlike balancing a checkbook, reconciling the greenhouse gas budget is extraordinarily complex.
  • She took out her checkbook and began to scribble a check.
  • Tim dug his checkbook from the desk drawer and wrote a hot check.
  • If he wants to give money to those less fortunate, he needs to use his checkbook, not mine.
  • Famous writers can get their friends to visit campus, but a nobody with a checkbook can bring in a laureate.
  • Then, when the cost is incurred, you can either transfer funds to pay for it or allow for it in your checkbook register.
  • While he is willing to whip out his checkbook, he wants the projects to be self-sustaining and ultimately profitable.
  • Take the checkbook and any other means to access the family money away from him asap and get him some professional help.
  • Brother needs a calculator to balance his checkbook and won't even consider doing his own taxes.
  • Both systems let you get up-to-the-minute bank balances, view historical information, and even reconcile your checkbook online.
British Dictionary definitions for checkbook


a book containing detachable blank cheques and issued by a bank or building society to holders of cheque accounts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for checkbook

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for checkbook

Scrabble Words With Friends