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checking account

noun
1.
a bank deposit against which checks can be drawn by the depositor.
Compare savings account.
Origin of checking account
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism
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  • In the bank he had as a checking account a deposit somewhat in excess of two thousand dollars.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • The checking account of the latter was at this time overdrawn to the amount of $3,500.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
  • Your checking account record is a model, in just this sense, of how many real dollars and cents you have in the bank.

British Dictionary definitions for checking account

checking account

noun
1.
the US name for current account
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