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[ka-sheer] /kæˈʃɪər/
verb (used with object)
to dismiss (a military officer) from service, especially with disgrace.
to discard; reject.
Origin of cashier2
1570-80; < Middle Dutch kasseren < Middle French casser to break, discharge, annul < Latin quassāre to shatter; see quash Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for cashiered
Historical Examples
  • For so misrepresenting their country they ought to be cashiered.

    The Arena Various
  • If they were unlucky, they might be cashiered for losing the ship.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • He has been cashiered,—lost his place and his good name forever.

    Following the Flag Charles Carleton Coffin
  • They will have to be cashiered, or starved out by cutting off the supplies.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • He was cashiered from the army, they would have nothing whatever to do with him.

    Wild Heather

    L. T. Meade
  • Why, you know as well as I do that he's cashiered from the army.

    Wild Heather

    L. T. Meade
  • They were tried by court-martial and cashiered on July twenty-first, 1862.

  • This went on until the three officers were cashiered and left camp.

  • He ought to have been cashiered for his conduct on that occasion.

    A Battle Fought on Snow Shoes Mary Cochrane Rogers
  • Kelly was distrusted, though Bulkeley defends him, and was cashiered in autumn.

    Pickle the Spy Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for cashiered


a person responsible for receiving payments for goods, services, etc, as in a shop
Also called teller. an employee of a bank responsible for receiving deposits, cashing cheques, and other financial transactions; bank clerk
any person responsible for handling cash or maintaining records of its receipt and disbursement
Word Origin
C16: from Dutch cassier or French caissier, from casse money chest; see case²


verb (transitive)
to dismiss with dishonour, esp from the armed forces
(rare) to put away or discard; reject
Word Origin
C16: from Middle Dutch kasseren, from Old French casser, from Latin quassāre to quash
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Word Origin and History for cashiered



"person in charge of money," 1590s, from Middle French caissier "treasurer," from caisse "money box" (see cash (n.)). The immediate source of the English word might be Middle Dutch kassier.



"dismiss," 1590s, from Middle Dutch casseren, kaseeren "to cast off, discharge," from French casser "to discharge, annul," from Late Latin cassare "annul," from Latin cassus "void, empty" (see caste (n.)). Related: Cashiered; cashiering.

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