Origin of accountant
Examples from the Web for accountant
The accountant thought it was me and was calling to tell me to go easy.
According to the announcement, van der Sloot will wed 24-year-old Leidy Carol Figueroa Uceda, an accountant who lives in Lima.
He took along his brother, Roberto, who was the cartel's accountant.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Your query will be answered with a blank stare, followed by a long pause and half-hearted reply: My accountant?
Roy Halston Frowick was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1932, the son of a Norwegian-American accountant.When Fashion Met Art: Andy Warhol & Halston’s Decades-Long Friendship|Raquel Laneri|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was an accountant, the store clerk, two checkers who tallied ore brought up each shift.Man of Many Minds|E. Everett Evans
It was not that he did not regard the accountant as worthy of arrest.The History of Cuba, vol. 1|Willis Fletcher Johnson
No committeeman or officer receives any remuneration for his services, except that the accountant gets a small salary.
While Harry was thus engaged, the accountant stood up and looked towards the foxes.The Young Fur Traders|R.M. Ballantyne
For the work in the hospital 50 orderlies have been engaged, also one chemist, an accountant and the other necessary personnel.The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere|Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart
British Dictionary definitions for accountant
Word Origin and History for accountant
mid-15c., "accounting officer, one who renders accounts," from Old French acuntant (Modern French accomptant), from present participle of accompter (see account). Sense of "professional maker of accounts" is recorded from 1530s. The word also was an adjective in Middle English, "accountable; liable to render accounts" (early 15c.).