Definition of Bankroll

1. Noun. A roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.). "He shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"

2. Verb. Provide with sufficient funds; finance. "Sam and Sue bankroll the movie "; "Who will bankroll the restoration of the former East German economy?"
Generic synonyms: Fund

Definition of Bankroll

1. Noun. A roll of banknotes or other paper currency, carried in lieu of a wallet. ¹

2. Noun. The monetary assets of a person or organization. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To fund a project; to underwrite something. ¹

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Definition of Bankroll

1. to supply the capital for [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bankroll

bankhart deformity
banking company
banking concern
banking game
banking industry
banking system
bankroll (current term)
bankrupt cart
bankrupt carts

Literary usage of Bankroll

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1. Pennsylvania Crime Commission: 1984 Report by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"(Source: UPI) TAXPAYERS bankroll STING OPERATION Taxpayers in St. Joseph, Mich., who enacted a special tax to bankroll an undercover police sting operation, ..."

2. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1921)
"I is safe wid a mighty big bankroll in my jeans. It's easy as rollin' off a log. SMITHERS—(maliciously). But s'posin' somethin' 'appens wrong and they do ..."

3. Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989 by Bruce A. Ragsdale, Joel D. Treese (1996)
"... cotton lands to bankroll parties of emigrants, inspecting land in Kansas for blacks to settle on and analyzing the situation for the Senate Emigration ..."

4. Change Is the Rule: Practical Actions for Change: On Target, on Time, on Budget by Winford E. Holland, Winford E. Holland, Ph.D. (2000)
"... resourcing the production of the new play (ie, finding the dollars needed to bankroll the new play), • signing up the cast and crew for performance of ..."

5. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"I 'm coming to marry you and I'm coming with a bankroll. I wa?ited to keep it secret and have a big surprise for you, but 1 can't hold it any longer, ..."

6. Theatre Arts by Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit (1921)
"She picks me up, take me to the Martinique when she go dar, and dere I is safe wid a mighty big bankroll in my jeans. It's easy as rollin' off a log. ..."

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