bank·able | \ ˈbaŋ-kə-bəl \

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

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bankability \ˌbaŋ-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun

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More often than not, the argument is that trans actors aren’t bankable. Ty Burr,, "Who gets to play transgender roles?," 12 July 2018 Chris Pratt has come a long way from his days stripping and living in a van to become one of Hollywood’s most lovable, and bankable, action stars. Mike Miller,, "How Chris Pratt Went From Homeless Stripper to King of the Summer Box Office," 22 June 2018 Though numerous horsemen remain skeptical that the introduction of a qualifying points system accounts for six straight favorites winning the Derby, the resulting buzz is indisputably bankable. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "When favorites like Justify win, so does everyone else involved," 7 May 2018 Having quietly stewed during its early days, the reality TV series underwent a complete pop metamorphosis—eventually becoming a cultural engine and bankable hit. Jason Parham, WIRED, "With Pose, Prestige TV Becomes Resistance TV," 1 June 2018 But then Maguire came back to the franchise after all, while Gyllenhaal was forced to figure out a different path to bankable movie stardom. Yohana Desta, HWD, "Almost-Superhero Jake Gyllenhaal Is Reportedly Joining the Spider-Man Universe," 21 May 2018 Gimmicky to be sure, but those clips provide a valuable reminder of the undeniable charisma that made Edwards, er, Reynolds, such a bankable screen icon. Michael Rechtshaffen,, "Burt Reynolds proves he's still got it in 'The Last Movie Star'," 29 Mar. 2018 Keeping these Democratic senators off the campaign trail in August is a bankable asset for the GOP. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "McConnell May Cancel August Recess To Keep Democrats From Going Home to Campaign," 16 May 2018 Chopra is also a drama-free celebrity, making her a bankable and attractive name to get behind for global brands., "Priyanka Chopra Is More Than Ready For Life After Quantico," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of bankable

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bankable was in 1797

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English Language Learners Definition of bankable

: certain to make a profit

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