Share this entry

Share this page

checking account

Syllabification: check·ing ac·count
(Canadian chequing account)

Definition of checking account in English:

noun

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).

Origin

1920s: from check2.

Definition of checking account in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing