Meaning of “charge account” in the English Dictionary

"charge account" in English

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charge accountnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃɑːdʒ əˌkaʊnt/ us /ˈtʃɑːrdʒ əˌkaʊnt/ U UK credit account

Examples from literature

  • If the charge account is to remain open until the next crop comes in, on some rainy day he will transcribe the charge to his day-book. 
  • Therefore, to avoid this whole transaction, people who have not charge accounts, should order the meal ahead, and at the same time pay for it in advance, including the waiter's tip. 
  • We had no charge account there. 
  • You'd get on well without your maid and your car and your father's charge accounts at all the shops, wouldn't you? 

(Definition of “charge account” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"charge account" in American English

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charge accountnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtʃɑrdʒ ə·kɑʊnt/

an arrangement that allows a customer to buy things and pay for them at a later time

(Definition of “charge account” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"charge account" in Business English

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charge accountnoun [ C ]

uk us

COMMERCE an account which allows you to buy and take away goods, and use services, and pay for them later:

(Definition of “charge account” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)