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

Examples of passbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet, the legal limit a bank could pay on a savings account was set by the government at 5 1/4% — the passbook savings rate. Julie Jason, The Mercury News, 15 July 2019 Even so, Lake said customers shouldn’t expect interest paid on passbook savings, checking accounts or CDs to rise much. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of passbook

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Passbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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