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savings bank

noun

Simple Definition of savings bank

  • : a business where people keep money that they are saving in order to earn interest on it and where they can borrow money to buy homes, cars, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of savings bank

  1. :  a bank organized to hold funds of individual depositors in interest-bearing accounts and to make long-term investments (as in home mortgage loans)

1817

First Known Use of savings bank

1817


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savings bank

  1. see bank




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