- a bankbook.
- (formerly) a small book or ledger for each customer in which a merchant keeps a record of goods sold on credit and the amounts owed and paid.
- South African. reference book(def 2).
- a book for keeping a record of withdrawals from and payments into a building society
- another name for bankbook
- a customer’s book in which is recorded by a trader a list of credit sales to that customer
- (formerly in South Africa) an official document serving to identify the bearer, his race, his residence, and his employment
n.also pass-book, 1828, from pass (v.) + book (n.); apparently the notion is of the document “passing” between bank and customer.