clerk

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

noun

verb (used without object)

to act or serve as a clerk.

Nearby words

  1. clericalism,
  2. clerically,
  3. clericals,
  4. clerihew,
  5. clerisy,
  6. clerk of works,
  7. clerkess,
  8. clerkly,
  9. clermont-ferrand,
  10. clerodendrum

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

clerk

/ (klɑːk, US Canadian klɜːrk) /

noun

verb

(intr) to serve as a clerk
Derived Formsclerkdom, 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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