bank·​able | \ ˈbaŋ-kə-bəl How to pronounce bankable (audio) \

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 How to pronounce bankability (audio) \ noun

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As such, the clothes our Vogue Runway critics have seen over the past month are more practical, essential, and bankable than the couture shapes and innovative materials of the main season runways. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Top Trends of Pre-Fall 2019," 19 Dec. 2018 In doing so, Kloss shifted her image from runway waif to bankable big name and athlete. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner’s marriage adds new star power — and weirdness — to the Trump family tree," 19 Oct. 2018 Those microfinance loans, based on character and cash flow rather than bankable balance sheets, according to Riley, often involved the group with small business owners in the food and beverage industry. Graydon Megan,, "Robin Lee Greiner, who combined social justice and business to help entrepreneurs, dies at 53," 28 June 2018 The past 18 months have shown socially relevant horror is more bankable than ever, with the success of films like Get Out. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, "'First Purge' Director on Its Big Donald Trump Moment," 4 July 2018 Still, Ramis knew that their top priority was pinning down the bankable A-list star that the studio, Orion, had insisted upon from day one. Chris Nashawaty,, "Inside the Caddyshack Scene That Squashed the Bill Murray-Chevy Chase Beef," 17 Apr. 2018 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

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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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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