checking account

noun

Definition of checking account

  1. :  a bank account against which the depositor can draw checks

Circa 1909

First Known Use of checking account

circa 1909


CHECKING ACCOUNT Defined for English Language Learners

checking account

noun

Definition of checking account for English Language Learners

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


CHECKING ACCOUNT Defined for Kids

checking account

noun

Definition of checking account for Students

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


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