checking account

noun

: a bank account against which the depositor can draw checks

Examples of checking account in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The indictment states that Diamantis’ checking account balance at the time was -$276.68. Andrew Brown, Hartford Courant, 19 May 2024 Capital One is among several financial institutions that offer a teen checking account or debit card. Mia Taylor, Parents, 5 June 2024 In fact, the registry said on its website that payments should be made online, using a checking account or credit card. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 However, in its report, the Center for Responsible Lending found that users of the apps experienced a 56% increase in checking account overdrafts. Cora Lewis, Fortune, 3 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for checking account 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of checking account was circa 1909

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“Checking account.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/checking%20account. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

checking account

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

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