verb (used with object)

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

Origin of cashier

1570–80; < Middle Dutch kasseren < Middle French casser to break, discharge, annul < Latin quassāre to shatter; see quash Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cashiering




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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Word Origin and History for cashiering



"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.

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