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 Jackson's entire storyline revolves around his disdain for the Avery name and the burden that comes with holding the checkbook attached to millions of dollars. Lincee Ray,, 7 May 2021 Your ideas of what constitute smart business practices can impress a relative or the person who controls the checkbook. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 17 Apr. 2021 Think back to when people used a checkbook register to keep track of purchases and payments. Ahiza Garcia, CNN, 22 Apr. 2021 Start An Adulting Folder - There’s a lot to set up in the real world, from getting simple things like a checkbook or credit card, to signing complex forms like a W-4 or lease agreement. Nj Falk, Forbes, 5 May 2021 Bill Belichick is 69 and got owner Robert Kraft to open his checkbook during free agency this year. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2021 Camden opened its checkbook again—this time for bonuses of up to $2,000 for all front-line team members. Michael Bush, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2021 Two purses, containing credit and debit cards and a checkbook, were reported stolen at about 1:30 p.m. March 8 from an unlocked car parked outside the office of Holy Cross Cemetery, 14609 Brookpark. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 2 Apr. 2021 The sums are already eye-popping, but Washington seems to have a loose checkbook in the holster right now. Philip Elliott, Time, 1 Apr. 2021

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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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5 Jun 2021

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“Checkbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of checkbook

: a book containing checks for use with a checking account

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