Definition of bankroll in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaNGkˌrōl/


North American
1A roll of paper money.
Example sentences
  • All bills from the US Federal Reserve are the same size, so I carefully measured and weighed my $100 bankroll.
  • Returning to the motel that they share with the twins, Max and Linda steal the strippers' bankroll and head back on the road.
  • All you need is a bankroll of two hundred dollars.
1.1Financial resources: his bankroll allowed him to run campaigns all over the U.S.
More example sentences
  • First, players frequently get panicky when they're betting more per than their bankroll really allows.
  • In a tournament, bets like this deplete a limited bankroll.
  • But his win did more than add a seven figure sum to his bankroll.


[with object] informal
Support (a person, organization, or project) financially: the project is bankrolled by wealthy expatriates
More example sentences
  • The signing of the memorandum is the final step in bankrolling the project, Velchev said.
  • The party's national organisation, which bankrolled the campaign, could also face financial crisis.
  • But while all other presidential contenders have disclosed their lists, the senator has refused to disclose who is bankrolling his campaign.
finance, pay for, fund, subsidize, invest in

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Syllabification: bank·roll

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