[ klurk; British klahrk ]
/ klɜrk; British klɑrk /


verb (used without object)

to act or serve as a clerk.

Origin of clerk

before 1000; Middle English, Old English clerc, variant of cleric < Late Latin clēricus cleric

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British Dictionary definitions for clerk

/ (klɑːk, US Canadian klɜːrk) /



(intr) to serve as a clerk

Derived forms of clerk

clerkdom, nounclerkish, adjectiveclerkship, noun

Word Origin for clerk

Old English clerc, from Church Latin clēricus, from Greek klērikos cleric, relating to the heritage (alluding to the Biblical Levites, whose inheritance was the Lord), from klēros heritage
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