check·​book | \ ˈchek-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce checkbook (audio) \

Definition of checkbook

: a book containing blank checks to be drawn on a bank

Examples of checkbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the Fed gets out its checkbook, stocks typically outperform. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "The Nasdaq is on a bull run for the ages. Will the Fed keep the rally going?," 9 June 2020 Bloomberg’s wealth and spending alike dwarf the checkbook of the other billionaire still in the mix, Tom Steyer, who did not qualify for Wednesday’s debate. Philip Elliott, Time, "Michael Bloomberg Makes It to the Debate Stage. He May Regret It," 19 Feb. 2020 With open arms and open checkbooks, all of these malefactors were welcomed. Casey Michel, The New Republic, "How the NRA Sold Out America," 2 Oct. 2019 Two cellphones, a laser measuring tool valued at $200, a checkbook and $100 in cash were reported stolen July 1 from an unlocked car parked on the 8400 block of Marmora Avenue, police said. Pioneer Press Staff,, "Morton Grove police: Radar detector, cash and more stolen from parked cars," 8 July 2019 The tired and sloppy narrative points to the big-market checkbook. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Large gap between Padres, Dodgers more complex than pocketbooks," 27 Sep. 2019 Plop this river in Wyoming, and no one without permission or a hefty checkbook would get to fish along its banks. Christine Peterson, Outdoor Life, "What’s Gained and Lost by Privatizing River Access?," 13 Apr. 2020 Stolen were the woman’s purse, gift cards, makeup, cash, checkbook, glasses, ID cards, and more. cleveland, "Employee is suspect in 7/Eleven theft: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 24 Mar. 2020 Time to pull out the national checkbook, at least to help the most vulnerable today and maybe the rest of the economy tomorrow. James Pethokoukis, TheWeek, "Congress needs to start writing checks," 13 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of checkbook

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jun 2020

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“Checkbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of checkbook

: a book containing checks for use with a checking account

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