- an employee, as in a market or department store, who collects payments for customer purchases.
- an executive who has charge of money, especially one who superintends monetary transactions, as in a bank.
- an employee of a business establishment who keeps a record of financial transactions.
Origin of cashier1
- to dismiss (a military officer) from service, especially with disgrace.
- to discard; reject.
Origin of cashier2
Examples from the Web for cashier
Even the cashier realizes that they were trying to get away with $300 worth of box sets for $3.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks
December 19, 2014
Her father was a war amputee on benefits; her mother a cashier at a skating rink.Hollande's Jilted Lover Valerie Trierweiler Tells All
September 3, 2014
For a number of years, she worked as a cashier at a Burger King in Overland.From Ferguson Cop Embroiled in a Brutality Suit to City Councilwoman
August 20, 2014
He pays, courteous as ever to the cashier, and when I thank him for lunch, he thanks me.Lunch with Peter Kaplan: Adam Begley Remembers
December 2, 2013
Nevertheless, when Gurowski publicly aired his grievances, Lincoln and Seward had no choice but to cashier him.President Lincoln’s Twitter Mole
October 26, 2013
Robin had gone back to his own town; he was cashier in a big bank there.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Crane drove back to the village and went at once to the cashier, Mr. Lane's house.
Why did not the cashier come, now that he was ready for him?
Only the cashier and Alan Porter knew that it was in the vault.
The cashier had always considered his employer a hard man, and, in truth, who hadn't?
- 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
- to dismiss with dishonour, esp from the armed forces
- rare to put away or discard; reject
Word Origin and History for cashier
"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.