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checking account

a bank deposit against which checks can be drawn by the depositor.
Compare savings account.
Origin of checking account
1920-25, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • All the state's money is in the Dodd banks on the checking-account basis—and the gang is letting it out at six percent.

    The Landloper Holman Day
  • No personal papers, no letters from a yearning boy friend in the old home town, no savings or checking-account passbook.

    Twelve Times Zero Howard Carleton Browne
British Dictionary definitions for checking-account

checking account

the US name for current account
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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