banknote

noun

bank·​note ˈbaŋk-ˌnōt How to pronounce banknote (audio)
: a promissory note issued by a bank payable to bearer on demand without interest and acceptable as money

Example Sentences

the new nation immediately printed up its own banknotes
Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes people would slip a banknote directly into my boyfriend’s sleek trouser pocket. The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 As an indication of his importance to Ukraine’s cultural heritage, Skovoroda’s likeness adorns a Ukrainian banknote. Elena Becatoros And Jon Gambrell, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2022 As an indication of his importance to Ukraine’s cultural heritage, Skovoroda’s likeness adorns a Ukrainian banknote. oregonlive, 7 May 2022 The online abuse was the result of a seemingly positive tweet in support of feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez, who successfully advocated for novelist Jane Austen to appear on a British banknote. CBS News, 26 Apr. 2022 During each robbery, Murrieta reportedly would enter the bank and produce a robbery banknote and a paper bag for the money. Fox News, 28 Mar. 2022 Meanwhile, Nigeria is the only country in West Africa with a banknote printer and mint. Kingsley Kobo, Quartz, 30 Dec. 2021 But the tuple of the banknote, receipt and change were something more than art. David G.w. Birch, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 There is Europium in the Euro banknote because of its glowiness. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 22 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of banknote was in 1695

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Cite this Entry

“Banknote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/banknote. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

bank note

noun

: a note issued by a bank that must be paid without interest to anyone presenting it at any time and that may be used as money

Legal Definition

bank note

see note

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