checking account


Definition of checking account

: a bank account against which the depositor can draw checks

Examples of checking account in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aside from his legislative salary of $75,302.64, Brown reported earning up to $999 in a dividend from Sun Life Canada and interest on a KeyBank checking account and $25,000 to $49,999 from his law practice. cleveland, 19 July 2021 Roberta got a driver’s license, opened a checking account, and saw a psychiatrist. New York Times, 8 July 2021 Neither an online savings account nor a high-yield reward checking account is guaranteed to keep up with inflation. Ken Tumin, CBS News, 5 July 2021 The firm’s new checking account—which comes with an annual percentage yield of 1.1%—will target small enterprises across the U.S., AmEx said in a statement Monday. Jenny Surane, Fortune, 14 June 2021 The firm’s new checking account — which comes with an annual percentage yield of 1.1 percent — will target small enterprises across the United States, AmEx said in a statement Monday., 14 June 2021 Money was moved first from her checking account into her savings account and withdrawn from there. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 30 July 2021 Roughly 5% of checking account holders overdraft more than 20 times a year, according to research from Pew Charitable Trusts. Matt Egan, CNN, 2 Aug. 2021 Black Americans forked over $800 million last year on fees for checking account maintenance, money orders and check-cashing, while Hispanic families spent $1.1 billion on those services. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of checking account

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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10 Oct 2021

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“Checking account.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of checking account

: a bank account from which you can take money by writing checks

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Kids Definition of checking account

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

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