bank money

noun

Definition of bank money

: a medium of exchange consisting chiefly of checks and drafts

Examples of bank money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, that loses the bank money, so the point of the $350 billion Congress appropriated was to plug the hole in the banks' balance sheets. Jeff Spross, TheWeek, "There's no excuse for coronavirus aid to small businesses running out," 17 Apr. 2020 By making central-bank money scarce this has recently caused trouble in overnight money markets. The Economist, "The World in 2020 Prepare for an unusual kind of downturn," 30 Dec. 2019 The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback then flung open both doors, revealing dozens of phony bank money bags and a huge smile. Jeff Bailey, The Denver Post, "Nuggets enter 2019-20 season with best young core in NBA, according to The Ringer," 25 July 2019 Blunt had used bank money to pay for a nanny, according to the order. Mark Davis, kansascity, "The sweepstakes no one ever won: Feds finally target $100 million KC-based schemes | The Kansas City Star," 27 Apr. 2018 Existing central-bank money comes in two flavours: notes and coins available to anyone; and reserve and settlement accounts open only to commercial banks, already in electronic form (though not based on blockchain) and used for interbank payments. The Economist, "A primer on blockchain-based versions of central-bank money," 15 Mar. 2018 New levees, floodwalls and gates required increases in routine maintenance from levels experienced before Katrina, and the authority also must bank money in advance to pay for future elevations of earthen levees to levels necessary to block surges. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "West Bank levee authority begins millage hike education effort," 2 Mar. 2018 When the depression hit, the stores even loaned the banks money, Ray said. Kristi Eaton, NBC News, "Tour Gives Glimpse Into the Past of Oklahoma’s Historic All-Black Towns," 26 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of bank money

circa 1610, in the meaning defined above

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“Bank money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bank%20money. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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