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 That someone else would be Gregory John Norman, the former world No. 1 who is now running the show for the Saudis and using their open checkbook to bring the PGA Tour to its knees. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 12 June 2022 Break out your checkbook, because your Morningside dream home just manifested. Hunter Boyce, ajc, 17 May 2022 Sony will probably need to spend more on acquisitions or game development to fend off the challenge from Microsoft, which is flashing its checkbook with its recent $75 billion acquisition of Activision. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 10 May 2022 As a council, our role is to be diligent and transparent with the taxpayer’s checkbook. Maritza Dominguez, The Arizona Republic, 7 July 2022 Former Louisville men's basketball coach Chris Mack's home is on the market, but potential buyers are going to want to bring their checkbook. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 13 Apr. 2022 Despite the low mileage, this Corvette has been the recipient of an open-checkbook, body-off restoration by Andy Cabral. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 16 May 2022 So pulling your music from the top streaming music service to make a point makes a dent in the checkbook for these artists. Frank Pallotta, CNN, 1 Feb. 2022 On Wednesday, Boucher pulled out his personal checkbook and filled in the blanks of check No. 159 — date, recipient, amount, signature. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of checkbook

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of checkbook was circa 1846

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16 Aug 2022

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“Checkbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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