bookkeeping

[ boo k-kee-ping ]
/ ˈbʊkˌki pɪŋ /

noun

the work or skill of keeping account books or systematic records of money transactions (distinguished from accounting).

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Origin of bookkeeping

First recorded in 1680–90; book + keeping
Related formsbook·keep·er, noun
Can be confusedaccounting bookkeeping finance(s)
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Word Origin and History for bookkeeper

bookkeeper


n.

also book-keeper, 1550s, from book (n.) + keeper. A rare English word with three consecutive double letters. Related: Bookkeeping, which is from 1680s in the sense "the work of keeping account books;" book-keep (v.) is a back-formation from 1886.

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