Definition of bankable
1 : acceptable to or at a bank bankable currency
2 : sure to bring in a profit Hollywood's most bankable star — Sidney Sheldon
bankabilityplay \ˌbaŋ-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
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Though Sam convinces Debbie to join the G.L.O.W. team as the bankable headliner, Gilpin adds a layer of self-doubt and restraint to her performance that shows just how wounding the star system can be even to its leading ladies.
The inevitability of Cruise becoming a reliable, bankable action star wouldn't have been so clear more than a decade ago.
The nonstop El Moussa coverage since speaks in part to a shortage of bankable subjects.
Johnny Depp Can’t Escape His Own Superstardom—David Sims writes that the once-bankable star now seems stuck in franchise hell with no obvious exit.
His production at a young age stands out, and as a potential overseas stash with bankable NBA strengths, Lessort has second-round appeal.
S.W.A.T. is said to have the strong edge over the network's similarly themed, untitled Navy SEALs drama — which is produced in-house by CBS Television Studios and comes with bankable star David Boreanaz.
Simply put, the targets are not bankable commitments against which green energy companies can get financing.
Some weakness stemmed from factors beyond the Met’s control: Jonas Kaufmann, one of the last bankable stars in opera, withdrew from all his appearances this season, citing illness, and other opera companies are facing struggles of their own.
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Definition of bankable for English Language Learners
: certain to make a profit
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