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Definition of "bankable" [bank•a•ble]

  • Acceptable to or at a bank: bankable funds. (adjective)
  • Guaranteed to bring profit: a bankable movie star. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bankable" in a sentence
  • "Movies made from his books -- including "" The Last Picture Show '' and "" Terms of Endearment '' -- have made his name bankable in Los Angeles, despite a few duds like "" Texasville, '' and his screenplays are always in demand."
  • "Lindsay Lohan was axed from a movie because she's not "bankable" -- this according a source connected with the production of the flick."
  • "Okay, Downey isn't what we would call a bankable star for the general public, but is a movie about Edgar Allen Poe going to be??"