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rubber check Syllabification: rub·ber check

Definition of rubber check in English:


informal, humorous
A check that is returned unpaid.
Example sentences
  • If you ignore the notices you get from your bank, then an assistant district attorney will come to the conclusion that you intended to steal what you got with the rubber check and may file criminal charges against you.
  • Slowinski said the delinquents each year are a mix of parents who owe money for their daughters' cookies and people who pay for cookies with rubber checks.


1920s (originally US): by association with bounce.

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