cashier

1
[ ka-sheer ]
/ kæˈʃɪər /

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.

Nearby words

  1. cashdrawer,
  2. cashed up,
  3. cashew,
  4. cashew apple,
  5. cashew family,
  6. cashier's check,
  7. cashless,
  8. cashless society,
  9. cashmere,
  10. cashoo

Origin of cashier

1
1570–80; < Middle French caissier custodian of a money-box (perhaps via D), equivalent to caisse money-box (< Provençal caissa < Latin capsa; see case2) + -ier -ier2

cashier

2
[ ka-sheer ]
/ kæˈʃɪər /

verb (used with object)

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

Origin of cashier

2
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

cashier

1
/ (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

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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