bankroll

noun
bank·​roll | \ ˈbaŋk-ˌrōl How to pronounce bankroll (audio) \

Definition of bankroll

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: supply of money : funds

bankroll

verb
bankrolled; bankrolling; bankrolls

Definition of bankroll (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to supply money for (a business, project, or person)

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Verb

bankroller noun

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Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of bankroll in a Sentence

Noun They started the business with a fairly small bankroll. my total bankroll right now is $2,000 Verb several corporations bankrolled the Broadway musical
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As of Sept 30, the group’s bankroll was empty, according to records. Dan Petrella, chicagotribune.com, "Gov. J.B. Pritzker gives $5 million to committee backing his graduated income tax plan," 11 Dec. 2019 Their main foe might be So Awesome, the race’s richest entrant with a bankroll of $446,113. Bob Roberts, cleveland, "Courageous Lady field set; Cheryl White memorial Oct. 18; Cooper’s streak ends: Horse racing roundup," 10 Oct. 2019 The life of this party, and its bankroll, is William Timothy Duggan — a Ken Kesey-like merry prankster leading an outing where the lemonade is spiked with nothing more dangerous than sugar. Washington Post, "When that ‘rock’ is actually a horseshoe crab and the beach becomes a respite from the city," 22 June 2019 Epstein, who had a massive bankroll and extensive connections, had assembled a high-powered team of lawyers, including Kenneth Starr, Alan Dershowitz, Jack Goldberger and Jay Lefkowitz. NBC News, "Ex-Florida police chief: Epstein case 'the worst failure of the criminal justice system' in modern times," 21 Sep. 2019 Hernández worries her pot use could be helping bankroll violent drug-trafficking networks. Lissette Romero And Amy Guthrie, chicagotribune.com, "Mexican cannabis users eagerly await legal marijuana," 13 Sep. 2019 Hernández worries her pot use could be helping bankroll violent drug-trafficking networks. Amy Guthrie, BostonGlobe.com, "Mexican cannabis users eagerly await legal marijuana," 3 Sep. 2019 Johansson was in Kentucky last weekend to race at the Red Mile and to also take the rubber band off the bankroll at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. Bob Roberts, cleveland, "Courageous Lady field set; Cheryl White memorial Oct. 18; Cooper’s streak ends: Horse racing roundup," 10 Oct. 2019 The two-day, live-bankroll tournament was held Sept. 21 and 22 in the second-floor clubhouse sports bar at Laurel. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, "McDonogh’s Curtis Jacobs selected for Under Armour football game," 24 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The drug operation proved lucrative and bankrolled Audrey Gibson’s expensive taste, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Beachwood Saks Fifth Avenue associate helped fentanyl trafficker buy high-end items without IRS scrutiny, feds say," 30 Jan. 2020 That's because the U.S., more so than other nations, can put a particular pressure on China to invest more in low-carbon technology and bankroll less coal power in developing countries. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "China coal additions are key source of emissions, and America is doing almost nothing about it," 16 Jan. 2020 But the company has stopped bankrolling Davies’ research and seems to have decided to harvest the clay mainly as an ingredient for cosmetics. Smithsonian, "Soil From a Northern Ireland Graveyard May Lead Scientists to a Powerful New Antibiotic," 19 Dec. 2019 The nonprofit has since bankrolled the care, spending about $500,000 annually on Monkey Island. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, "U.S. lab chimps were dumped on Liberia’s Monkey Island and left to starve. He saved them.," 12 Dec. 2019 Negotiations for more funding are underway with the Norwegian government, which bankrolled it. National Geographic, "We’re turning to offbeat foods to survive a harsher climate," 3 Dec. 2019 The administration hopes that Arab countries will help bankroll economic incentives, such as infrastructure and industrial projects, to get Palestinians to buy into the plan. Deb Riechmann, The Seattle Times, "US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan," 20 May 2019 In February, the nonprofit Friends of Robert Crown extended their private fundraising goal from $10 million to $15 million to help bankroll the project. Alex Nitkin, chicagotribune.com, "Cost estimates for the new Robert Crown center in Evanston balloon to $53M, up from the original $30M," 24 May 2018 Over the past three decades, the queen has undertaken a balancing act to ensure the monarchy both maintains pomp while avoiding alienating taxpayers who help bankroll the franchise. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "Prince Harry, Meghan to Give Up ‘Royal Highness’ Titles," 18 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bankroll

Noun

1849, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bankroll was in 1849

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4 Feb 2020

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“Bankroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bankroll. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for bankroll

bankroll

noun
How to pronounce bankroll (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bankroll

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly US : a supply of money

bankroll

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bankroll (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly US, informal : to supply money for (a business, project, person, etc.)

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