- a person or thing that tells, relates, or communicates; narrator: Grandpa was a great teller of tall, tall tales.
- a person employed in a bank to receive or pay out money over the counter.
- a person who tells, counts, or enumerates, as one appointed to count votes in a legislative body.
Origin of teller
- Edward,1908–2003, U.S. physicist, born in Hungary.
Examples from the Web for teller
In fact, Teller was competing with Oppenheimer for resources.I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk
November 10, 2014
Onscreen, Teller is a bit like a young Vince Vaughn—gregarious, charming, and a tad suspicious.
Teller took piano lessons as a kid, but quit at 14 when the lessons got “too strict.”
Teller will reteam with his Whiplash director Chazelle on La La Land, which starts shooting in the spring.
Seven years on from the crash, Teller is having what industry folks call “a moment.”
Cass, the teller, certainly shunned him as he would a leper.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
The Teller only tried to move his free hand to the shoulder Barrett had shaken.The Gentleman From Indiana
“Not at all,” courtesied the teller of stories, as he led the way inside.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
He saw the cashier and Martha standing by the teller's window.
The former said something and handed the teller the bank book and the roll of bills.
- another name for cashier 1 (def. 2)
- a person appointed to count votes in a legislative body, assembly, etc
- a person who tells; narrator
- Edward. 1908–2003, US nuclear physicist, born in Hungary: a major contributor to the development of the hydrogen bomb (1952)
Word Origin and History for teller
"bank clerk who pays or receives money," late 15c., "person who keeps accounts," from tell (v.) in its secondary sense of "count, enumerate," which is the primary sense of cognate words in many Germanic languages.