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cashier

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[ ka-sheer ]
/ kæˈʃɪər /
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noun
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.
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Origin of cashier

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First recorded in 1570–80; from Middle French caissier “custodian of a money-box” (perhaps via Dutch ), equivalent to caisse “money-box” (from Provençal caissa, from Latin capsa “a case”) + -ier noun suffix; see origin at case2, -ier2

Other definitions for cashier (2 of 2)

cashier2
[ ka-sheer ]
/ kæˈʃɪər /

verb (used with object)
to dismiss (a military officer) from service, especially with disgrace.
to discard; reject.

Origin of cashier

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1570–80; <Middle Dutch kasseren<Middle French casser to break, discharge, annul <Latin quassāre to shatter; see quash
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British Dictionary definitions for cashier (1 of 2)

cashier1
/ (kæˈʃɪə) /

noun
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 for cashier

C16: from Dutch cassier or French caissier, from casse money chest; see case ²

British Dictionary definitions for cashier (2 of 2)

cashier2
/ (kæˈʃɪə) /

verb (tr)
to dismiss with dishonour, esp from the armed forces
rare to put away or discard; reject

Word Origin for cashier

C16: from Middle Dutch kasseren, from Old French casser, from Latin quassāre to quash
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