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

Definition of checkbook

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

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For decades, Riyadh preferred to work behind the scenes in the Middle East, using checkbook diplomacy to ease potential problems and to buy off foes. Karen Elliott House, WSJ, "Rethinking Saudi Arabia," 30 Nov. 2018 Residential burglary An individual from the 600 block of Vernon Avenue reported at 8:47 p.m. June 22 that a safe containing a laptop, some jewelry, a hard drive and some checkbooks was stolen from the residence, police said. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Police: Glencoe man charged with trespassing in incident at country club golf course," 3 July 2018 Now the checkbooks are open again, the party's top bankrollers say — just in time for a challenging midterm election cycle. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Choose your news on the tax law: Boom or Bust?," 30 Jan. 2018 How to get a crowd of the city's most polished breaking out checkbooks and busting a move? Sarah Bray, Town & Country, "The Society of MSK and Carolina Herrera Host a Black Tie Disco at the Plaza," 15 May 2017 More severe issues with problem-solving and decision-making can lead to a tougher time with important tasks like balancing a checkbook or sticking to a budget. Korin Miller, SELF, "Are There Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease to Watch For?," 28 Nov. 2018 If leaders won’t run the euro in a way that profligate productivity laggards can drop out, then taxpayers in healthier states will inevitably have to open their checkbooks. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Costs of the Euro," 23 Nov. 2018 In a major departure from Saudi Arabia’s previous policy of behind-the-scenes checkbook diplomacy, Prince Mohammed has built a coalition of Sunni states such as the United Arab Emirates and Egypt to launch a war against Iranian allies in Yemen. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, "The Long Struggle for Supremacy in the Muslim World," 26 Oct. 2018 Women were opening up their checkbooks and signing up to canvass for female candidates. Marie Claire, "What Barbara Boxer and Nicole Boxer Learned From Years on the Campaign Trail," 23 Oct. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of checkbook

: a book containing checks for use with a checking account

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