bank·​able ˈbaŋ-kə-bəl How to pronounce bankable (audio)
: acceptable to or at a bank
bankable currency
: sure to bring in a profit
Hollywood's most bankable starSidney Sheldon
bankability noun

Examples of bankable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The project marks the latest major role for Thompson, who has become a hugely in-demand — and bankable — name. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2023 Swiss Army Knife Ha-Seong Kim became one of the most bankable all-around players in the game. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Sep. 2023 Winning the right to represent the best and most bankable artists breeds intense rivalry among dealers. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 In recent years, podcasts have grown to become one of the most bankable industries in the world. Okla Jones, Essence, 9 Sep. 2023 Kevin Costner, a bankable leading man at the time the film was made, manfully filled the role. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Apr. 2023 This letter from prominent union members and bankable stars may give SAG-AFTRA negotiators another chip, showing that major talent will back a strike. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 June 2023 Structured almost identically to the previous film, Extraction 2 seems to be charting a path à la John Wick—a scalable stunt-heavy franchise led by one of cinema’s most bankable action stars. Joshua St. Clair, Men's Health, 17 June 2023 Time will tell if this was a bankable dress rehearsal for tournament scoring potential stretching in untold directions. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bankable was in 1797

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“Bankable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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