rubber check


: a check returned by a bank because of insufficient funds in the payer's account

Word History


from its coming back like a bouncing rubber ball

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rubber check was in 1921

Dictionary Entries Near rubber check

Cite this Entry

“Rubber check.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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