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[chek] /tʃɛk/
noun, British
check1 (def 24). Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cheque
  • Or there is payday lending, where the borrower gives the creditor permission to take money straight from his next pay cheque.
  • The effect is the same, only the comment on the cheque is different.
  • The top level will offer credit cards, cheque books and other services.
  • They may even write the odd cheque to support their wives' bearded friends.
  • More recently lower-rate loans secured on the borrower's pay cheque or pension have taken off.
  • Their advisers start worrying where their next pay cheque will come from.
  • Her supporters argued that each new pay cheque should count as a fresh act of discrimination.
  • He prefers to keep out of the spotlight, content to supplement his monthly income with the occasional royalty cheque.
  • There are business academics right now panting for your cheque.
  • He was told firmly that he could not, but he was welcome to send a cheque.
British Dictionary definitions for cheque


a bill of exchange drawn on a bank by the holder of a current account; payable into a bank account, if crossed, or on demand, if uncrossed
(Austral & NZ) the total sum of money received for contract work or a crop
(Austral & NZ) wages
Word Origin
C18: from check, in the sense: a means of verification
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Word Origin and History for cheque

see check.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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