checking account


: a bank account against which the depositor can draw checks

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For example, customers who typically carry a low balance in their checking account may benefit from choosing accounts with an extended overdraft grace period. Imani Moise, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2022 These deposits leave you with less available cash in your checking account that you might be tempted to spend. Isabella Simonetti, New York Times, 15 Dec. 2022 In addition to its high-yield savings, the bank features a checking account and certificates of deposit. Mia Taylor, Fortune, 3 Jan. 2023 Lending Club offers products beyond a checking account for small businesses. Dallas News, 1 Nov. 2022 Eventually, Maricle went several steps further, creating an LLC (limited liability company) on her accountant's recommendation, opening a business checking account and completing a formal certification program in natural wellness. Next Avenue, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 Checks typically withdraw funds from your checking account and are used as a form of payment. Melanie Lockert, Fortune, 28 Dec. 2022 Instead of the charge going on your credit card, the money comes from your checking account soon after each purchase. Sean Mcdonnell, cleveland, 25 Aug. 2022 Someone had accessed her checking account and completed several transactions totaling over $300. cleveland, 16 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of checking account was circa 1909

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“Checking account.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

checking account

: an account in a bank from which the depositor can draw money by writing checks

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