from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A book held by a depositor in which his or her deposits and withdrawals are recorded by the bank.

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  • noun passbook, chequebook
  • noun idiomatic wealth


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  • Was that who I was, a money creator for whom the ends justified the means, and for whom the ends meant my bankbook?

    Laura Mola: Know Thyself, from Someone Who Didn't (Part 1)

  • He would have had to be a bird of prey, a handsome hawk, to pry a bankbook from their fingers.


  • “If someone tries to tell you what to do, you hit him with your bankbook.”


  • All these years later, I was staring at that same bankbook.

    Sea Escape

  • I pulled the bankbook from the drawer by the phone where we kept our bills.

    Sea Escape

  • "The funds are good at the moment," said the treasurer, with the bankbook in front of him.


  • Why buy a book to increase her bankbook or the publisher that published it?

    There are far more powerful women in our lives instead of Sarah Palin

  • I remember when I was in school, every Friday you brought in your bankbook and the teacher collected either $1 or $2 or $3 and you'd put it in the bankbook and they stamped it.

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2009

  • The U.S. Attorney General's Office is also said to be on Fleiss's case, and the IRS is reportedly after not her black book, but her bankbook.

    Hollywood & Vice

  • It's even more appealing to be told that "God wants you to be rich" and that all you have to do is believe and wait for the blessings to hit your bankbook.

    Terrance Heath: The Meek Shall Not Inherit


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