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

1570–80; < Middle Dutch kasseren < Middle French casser to break, discharge, annul < Latin quassāre to shatter; see quash
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Related Words for cashiering

clerk, accountant, teller, purser, bursar, treasurer, banker, receiver, collector, paymaster, sack, fire, boot, dismiss, terminate, displace, remove, break, bounce, discharge

Examples from the Web for cashiering

Historical Examples of cashiering

  • I've been cashiering so long I feel funny doing anything else.

    Strictly Business

    O. Henry

  • He had interfered with the cashiering of the mercenaries at Utrecht.

  • Cashiering was the least punishment which would await the act.

    Sophy of Kravonia

    Anthony Hope

  • An army officer appeared before the President with a statement of his defense against a sentence of cashiering.

    The Lincoln Story Book

    Henry L. Williams

  • The caliga was the badge, or symbol of a soldier; whence to take away the caliga and belt, imported a dismissal or cashiering.

British Dictionary definitions for cashiering


  1. a person responsible for receiving payments for goods, services, etc, as in a shop
  2. Also called: teller an employee of a bank responsible for receiving deposits, cashing cheques, and other financial transactions; bank clerk
  3. any person responsible for handling cash or maintaining records of its receipt and disbursement
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Word Origin for cashier

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


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

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"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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