passbook
noun Date: 1828 bankbook

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • passbook — UK US (also pass book) /ˈpɑːsbʊk/ US  /ˈpæsbʊk/ noun [C] (also bankbook) ► a small book that is used to record how much money is in a customer s bank account …   Financial and business terms

  • passbook — (n.) also pass book, 1828, from PASS (Cf. pass) (v.) + BOOK (Cf. book) (n.); apparently the notion is of the document passing between bank and customer …   Etymology dictionary

  • passbook — ► NOUN ▪ a book issued by a bank or building society to an account holder, recording transactions …   English terms dictionary

  • passbook — [pas′book΄] n. BANKBOOK …   English World dictionary

  • Passbook — This article is about the bank document. For the former South African passbooks, see Pass laws. Sample passbook (open), containing the same transactions as the bank statement A passbook or bankbook is a paper book used to record bank transactions …   Wikipedia

  • passbook — UK [ˈpɑːsˌbʊk] / US [ˈpæsˌbʊk] noun [countable] Word forms passbook : singular passbook plural passbooks 1) British a small book showing the amounts of money that you put into and take out of your account in a building society 2) South African an …   English dictionary

  • passbook — [[t]pɑ͟ːsbʊk, pæ̱s [/t]] passbooks N COUNT A passbook is a small book recording the amount of money you pay in or take out of a savings account at a bank or building society. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • passbook — /pas book , pahs /, n. 1. a bankbook. 2. (formerly) a small book or ledger for each customer in which a merchant keeps a record of goods sold on credit and the amounts owed and paid. 3. South African. See reference book (def. 2). [1820 30; PASS + …   Universalium

  • passbook — noun A customers record of deposits and withdrawals from a savings account at a bank, typically recorded in a small booklet. The bank keeps its own record, which is final in any dispute …   Wiktionary

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