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
Recent Examples of bankable from the Web
But such scale today is usually reserved only for supposedly more bankable franchise films.
Hayward was the lone bankable star to move from the West to the East, while Kyle Lowry re-signed with Toronto and Otto Porter stayed with Washington on a new four-year, $110 million deal.
With few bankable assets, the Bulls’ path the relevancy is now through the draft.
Eleven years ago, a teacher named Tara Grinstead disappeared from her home in Georgia and with no bankable leads, her case quickly went cold.
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.
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Definition of bankable for English Language Learners
: certain to make a profit
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