a check drawn on an account lacking the funds to pay it; a check that bounces.
A check drawn on an account without the funds to pay it, as in He’s been handing out rubber checks right and left, but the police have caught up with him. The rubber alludes to the fact that, like rubber, the check “bounces,” in this case back from the bank. [ ; c. 1920 ]
- Rubber cheque
noun 1. (facetious) a cheque that bounces
- Rubber-chicken circuit
[ruhb-er-chik-uh n, -in] /ˈrʌb ərˈtʃɪk ən, -ɪn/ noun, Informal. 1. a monotonous round of dinners, often featuring chicken, that a lecturer or political candidate is obliged to attend. noun a series of fund-raising dinners for a politician Word Origin referring to standard unappetizing, rubbery chicken served at such dinners Usage Note politics
- Rubber duck