Definition of checking account in English:

checking account

Line breaks: check|ing ac|count
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɛkɪŋ
 
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(Canadian chequing account)

noun

North American
  • A current account at a bank.
    More 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 XRERROR: Target has been discardedcheck2.

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