charge account


: a customer's account with a creditor (such as a merchant) to which the purchase of goods is charged

Examples of charge account in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to documents filed Monday in the Jacksonville division of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Amit Patel had sole authority to approve charges to the team's virtual credit card, a charge account that doesn't require a physical credit card. Marley Jay, NBC News, 7 Dec. 2023 Meanwhile, Vickers was hearing reports about someone in Cleveland claiming to be Collins and trying to buy musical gear on a store charge account; Vickers knew Collins was elsewhere in the country at that point. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 25 Nov. 2022 His first act of revenge was to purchase several VCRs and televisions on his father’s charge account, and sell them for cash. Jeff Maysh, The New Yorker, 17 Aug. 2022 The Mesopotamians were among the first known to grasp the usefulness of the charge account. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 Chime doesn’t charge account fees or require minimum balances and lets customers who directly deposit their paycheck have early access to those funds and overdraw up to $200. Peter Rudegeair, WSJ, 13 Aug. 2021 The service will not charge account fees or commissions for online trades. Chris Morris, Fortune, 18 May 2021 Participants will also have use of public spaces and a charge account for food and beverages. Michele Herrmann, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 There were also unsuccessful attempts to open three separate charge accounts at other businesses, police said. Daniel I. Dorfman,, 10 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of charge account was in 1894

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“Charge account.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

charge account

: a customer's account with a creditor (as a store) to which the purchase of goods is charged

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