1. n. a roll or wad of currency; one’s cash assets.
My bankroll is getting a little low.
Don’t show that bankroll around here!
2. tv. to finance something.
We were hoping to find somebody who would bankroll the project.
Wilson Sanderson, famous for bankrolling struggling acting companies, could not be reached for comment.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • bankroll — ankroll n. 1. the money carried on one s person. He shot his bankroll on a bob tailed nag. Syn: roll, wad. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. one s total supply of money; funds. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bankroll — ankroll v. t. To pay the costs of; as, Who will bankroll the restoration of the former East German economy?. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bankroll — index money Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bankroll — (n.) roll of bank notes, 1887, from BANK (Cf. bank) (n.1) + ROLL (Cf. roll) (n.). The verb is attested from 1928 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • bankroll — ☆ bankroll [baŋk′rōl΄ ] n. a supply of money; available funds vt. Informal to supply with money; finance …   English World dictionary

  • bankroll — ▪ I. bankroll bank‧roll 1 [ˈbæŋkrəʊl ǁ roʊl] verb [transitive] informal COMMERCE to provide the money a person or company needs to operate a business, find new markets, develop new products etc: • Several banks pumped money into the business,… …   Financial and business terms

  • bankroll — I UK [ˈbæŋkˌrəʊl] / US [ˈbæŋkˌroʊl] verb [transitive] Word forms bankroll : present tense I/you/we/they bankroll he/she/it bankrolls present participle bankrolling past tense bankrolled past participle bankrolled to provide the money for… …   English dictionary

  • bankroll — bank|roll1 [ bæŋk,roul ] noun singular a supply of money for a particular purpose: We were given a bankroll of $10,000 to start the project. bankroll bank|roll 2 [ bæŋk,roul ] verb transitive to provide the money for something: He helped to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bankroll — [[t]bæ̱ŋkroʊl[/t]] bankrolls, bankrolling, bankrolled 1) VERB To bankroll a person, organization, or project means to provide the financial resources that they need. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] [V n] The company has bankrolled a couple of local movies …   English dictionary