charge account


Definition of 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 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 But standards got more lenient over time; public charge accounted for only 4 percent of denials in the 1940s and less than 1 percent after 1950. Dara Lind, Vox, 24 Sep. 2018 The distribution charge accounts for about half the monthly bill. Andrew Maykuth,, 17 May 2018 Victim reported receiving information of an on-going identity theft where the suspects continue to use his personal information in attempts to open charge accounts. Houston Chronicle, 15 Jan. 2018 Victim reported receiving information from Home Depot that an outstanding balance was overdue on a revolving charge account. Houston Chronicle, 11 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of charge account

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of charge account was in 1894

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“Charge account.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of charge account

: an arrangement in which a bank, store, etc., allows a customer to buy things with a credit card and pay for them later

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