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 bankable (audio) \ noun

Examples of bankable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Poirier has improved since then, while McGregor has become one of the most bankable combat sports stars of all time. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "How to watch Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 Online: Live Stream UFC 257," 23 Jan. 2021 This leads to a cycle, reinforcing the notion that movies made by or led by women are less bankable. Bhavya Dore, The Christian Science Monitor, "Opportunity strikes: More women behind Bollywood’s cameras," 16 Oct. 2020 Without its most bankable movie star, Lincoln Pictures folded— revealing an early example of the countless ways Black cinema has been suppressed and undermined by Hollywood. Artel Great, The New Republic, "Black Cinema Matters," 11 Sep. 2020 While Pitbull is certainly one of Latin music’s most bankable stars, Billboard learned that 50% of any ad revenue is to be split, minus production costs. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Digital Media Company LiveXLive Had an OK Quarter, But It’s Got a Long Way to Go," 7 Aug. 2020 Over the last three decades, the 44-year-old actress has become many things: a bankable movie star, Oscar winner, underrated rom-com lead (justice for Long Shot!), powerhouse producer, and Hollywood's top action star. Derek Lawrence,, "With The Old Guard, Charlize Theron continues her reign as Hollywood’s top action star," 13 July 2020 In 2019, Olympic runners Allyson Felix, Alysia Montaño, and Kara Goucher spoke out against Nike for failing to provide maternity protections for their most bankable female athletes. Allyson Felix, Glamour, "Allyson Felix Risked Everything by Speaking Out. She’s Not Finished," 16 June 2020 Teams are still trying to identify his bankable NBA skill. Connor Letourneau,, "Six potential sleepers for the Warriors in a critical NBA draft," 13 June 2020 The budding provider isn’t short on well-known names: Chrissy Teigen, Will Forte, Chance the Rapper, Sophie Turner and Anna Kendrick are but a few of the bankable stars showcased on Quibi. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, "5 ways TV, film and music snobs can go beyond Netflix during quarantine," 30 Apr. 2020

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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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“Bankable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bankable

: certain to make a profit

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