checking account

noun

Definition of checking account 

: a bank account against which the depositor can draw checks

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The high-end creamy powder highlighters are at the top of several beauty must-have lists (for good reason) and the makeup brand just gave us another reason to dip into our checking accounts. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Becca’s Tangerine Highlighter Gives the Perfect Summery Glow," 23 Apr. 2018 The proposal by three economists and former U.S. Treasury officials is to offer a FedAccount — free checking accounts of any size at the Federal Reserve to individuals and business. Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express-News, "Re-envisioning basic banking," 6 July 2018 About 82 percent of the largest credit unions nationwide offer free checking accounts to all members — a stark contrast to only 38 percent of banks, according to the survey. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "How your money in the bank can make more money," 3 June 2018 Launching checking accounts could tighten Amazon's grip on its consumers -- and possibly disrupt the banking industry. USA TODAY, "A Foolish Take: 44.5% of Amazon customers would use an "Amazon Bank"," 5 Mar. 2018 The report also shows that Asian, Latinx and African Americans pay substantially higher overdraft fees and expenses to maintain checking accounts than whites. Michael Harriot, The Root, "Your Bank Is a White Supremacist," 22 June 2018 Banking Amazon could offer checking accounts aimed at millennials. Beth Kowitt, Fortune, "How Amazon Is Using Whole Foods in a Bid for Total Retail Domination," 21 May 2018 Ask a Fool The digital bank offers free, no-fee savings and checking accounts and provides 24/7 customer service. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "Chase all-mobile bank, Finn, rolled out nationwide in search of Millennials," 28 June 2018 Our guess is a hell of a lot more than any of us will ever have in our checking accounts. refinery29.com, "This 18-Year-Old Looks Like Ariana Grande & Demi Lovato Combined," 25 June 2018

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circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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checking account

noun

English Language Learners Definition of checking account

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

checking account

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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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