Definition of checking account noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


checking account

; NAmE
(US English) (British English current account) (Canadian English chequing account)
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a type of bank account that you can take money out of at any time, and that provides you with a chequebook and cash card compare deposit account Word Origin 1920s: from check, American spelling of cheque.
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