pass·​book | \ ˈpas-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce passbook (audio) \

Definition of passbook

: the depositor's book in which a bank records the depositor's deposits and withdrawals : bankbook

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Even so, Lake said customers shouldn’t expect interest paid on passbook savings, checking accounts or CDs to rise much. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "3 trends bank customers learned from J.P. Morgan's earnings," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of passbook

1828, in the meaning defined above

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