Definition of checking account in English:

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checking account

Pronunciation: /ˈCHekiNG əˌkount/
(Canadian chequing account)


North American
An account at a bank against which checks can be drawn by the account depositor.
Example sentences
  • The difference is that she handles the money, keeps the chequing account balanced and the bills paid.
  • Well you have a chequing account of three-hundred-and-thirty-three-thousand, and you have a savings account of six hundred thousand.
  • Yesterday morning my mom and I did insane power-shopping; I basically spent all of the money I have in my chequing account buying new clothes, shoes, and a purse (that I got for less than $20 when it retails for $60-it pays to know people).


1920s: from check2.

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Syllabification: check·ing ac·count

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