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 Thanks to this deal, your checking account won't be headed for the proverbial graveyard anytime soon. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "12 spooktacular Halloween decorations for 2020 you can get on sale," 30 Sep. 2020 An employee at a business in the 700 block of Elm Street reported that between July 2 and Sept. 2, an unknown person obtained the business' checking account information then forged and cashed checks without authorization. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Blotter: Chainsaws stolen from tree removal service truck in Winnetka," 8 Sep. 2020 Their deposit funds will be held in a Flagstar Bank certificate of deposit account, and interest will be paid out monthly to their Flagstar Bank checking account through the end of the year. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons, Flagstar Bank will allow season ticket holders to earn interest," 2 Sep. 2020 Acorns charges a fee of $1 a month for its basic spare change investment option and up to $5 a month for its Acorn Family option of unlimited investment accounts for you and your children, a checking account and other services. Diane Herbst,, "The Best Apps for Investment Beginners — Even If You’re Starting with a Few Bucks," 1 Sep. 2020 But after two weeks, the money still sat in his personal checking account. Kristen Leigh Painter, Star Tribune, "What a Crystal man did with a sudden windfall in his bank account this spring," 24 Aug. 2020 Her other assets at the time of the filing included one money market fund with a value of $1 to $5 million, and another worth $5 to $25 million, along with a checking account of at least $500,000. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How Much Is Kellyanne Conway's Net Worth?," 24 Aug. 2020 For its Advantage Plus checking account, the fee is $12. Whizy Kim,, "Is It Time To Ditch Your Bank? Here Are Some Reasons To Switch," 17 Aug. 2020 The average monthly maintenance fee on checking accounts is $14.13, according to the latest Money Rates checking account fee survey. Julian Kheel, CNN Underscored, "The worst financial fees and how to avoid them," 3 July 2020

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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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9 Oct 2020

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“Checking account.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of checking account

US : 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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