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bankable

[bang-kuh-buh l] /ˈbæŋ kə bəl/
adjective
1.
acceptable for processing by a bank:
bankable checks and money orders.
2.
considered powerful, prestigious, or stable enough to ensure profitability:
Without bankable stars the film script aroused no interest.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; bank2 + -able
Related forms
bankability, noun
nonbankable, adjective
unbankable, adjective
unbankableness, noun
unbankably, adverb
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bankable

/ˈbæŋkəbəl/
adjective
1.
appropriate for receipt by a bank
2.
dependable or reliable: a bankable promise
3.
(esp of a star) likely to ensure the financial success of a film
Derived Forms
bankability, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for un bankable

bankable

adjective

Having a reputation or influence that ensures the success of a project: after a decade when bankable stars have all but monopolized movies/ She had established herself as the most bankable female actress in Hollywood (1960s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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