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passbook (n.)

also pass-book, "a bank-book," 1828, from pass (v.) + book (n.); apparently the notion is of the document "passing" between the bank and the customer.

updated on February 10, 2020

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Definitions of passbook from WordNet

passbook (n.)
a record of deposits and withdrawals and interest held by depositors at certain banks;
Synonyms: bankbook
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