pass·​book ˈpas-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce passbook (audio)
: 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 After all, the banking and finance industry is principally built on processing information, and some of its key operations, like passbook updating or cash deposit, are already highly digitized. Nafis Alam, Sunway University and Graham Kendall, Discover Magazine, 29 June 2017 Ensure that passbook holders earn no interest at the very time prices skyrocket to the highest per annum level in 40 years. Victor Davis Hanson, Arkansas Online, 5 Dec. 2022 Guests will receive a passbook and the opportunity to explore the center, stopping for bites at each participating eatery. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2022 Each attendee will receive a passbook, which will give them access to the event. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Sep. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of passbook was in 1828

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“Passbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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