Bankable



acceptable for processing by a bank:
bankable checks and money orders.
considered powerful, prestigious, or stable enough to ensure profitability:
Without bankable stars the film script aroused no interest.
Contemporary Examples

Remaining among the very young at heart is how your next big, bankable idea springs to mind.
The Stars Predict Your Week Starsky + Cox October 21, 2011

Elsewhere in the game category, classic characters and bankable franchises reign.
The 12 Coolest New Videogames Lauren Streib June 15, 2010

But her age—a tender 13 years—is nearing too old for a bankable model.
Secrets of an Underage Model: Prostitution, Money in New Film ‘Girl Model’ Anna Klassen September 4, 2012

Will it make her husband Clifford bankable in Hollywood again?
Summer’s Last Beach Read Michael Korda August 26, 2009

Historical Examples

Many merchants even keep a saucer of black sand in readiness to dilute their bankable gold to the utmost thinness it will bear.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866 Various

Notes were usually made to pay a given number of “dollars, in good, bankable dust.”
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866 Various

The same cupidity has given rise to two new terms in the miners’ glossary,—trade dust and bankable dust.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866 Various

Doing things for others may not bring in bankable dividends but it does bring in happiness.
Laugh and Live Douglas Fairbanks

There is method, too, in the colonel’s associations, and all his acquaintance is gilt-edged and bankable.
Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873 Various

These are all paid in full once a fortnight in bankable money.
The Impending Crisis of the South Hinton Rowan Helper

adjective
appropriate for receipt by a bank
dependable or reliable: a bankable promise
(esp of a star) likely to ensure the financial success of a film

adjective

Having a reputation or influence that ensures the success of a project: after a decade when bankable stars have all but monopolized movies/ She had established herself as the most bankable female actress in Hollywood (1960s+)

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