bankbook vs passbook what difference

what is difference between bankbook and passbook

English

Alternative forms

  • bank-book

Etymology

From bank +‎ book.

Pronunciation

Noun

bankbook (plural bankbooks)

  1. passbook, chequebook
  2. (idiomatic) wealth
    • 1975, Bob Dylan, Tangled Up in Blue
      Her folks, they said, our lives together
      Sure was gonna be rough
      They never did like Mama’s homemade dress
      Papa’s bankbook wasn’t big enough.

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English

Etymology

pass +‎ book

Noun

passbook (plural passbooks)

  1. (banking) A customer’s 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.
  2. (dated) A book that passes between a trader and a customer, used to record credit purchases.
    • 1878, Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, Parliamentary Papers (volume 26, page 254)
      Mr Campbell Swinston.—Supposing there were no stronger reason than that against the continuance of grocers’ licences, could not that evil be very easily put an end to by making a single false entry in the passbook the ground for forfeiting the grocer’s certificate?
  3. (South Africa, historical) A kind of internal passport used during apartheid to limit the movements of citizens outside of their homelands or designated areas.

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Further reading

  • passbook on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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