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teller

[ tel-er ]
/ ˈtɛl ər /
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noun

a person or thing that tells, relates, or communicates; narrator: Grandpa was a great teller of tall, tall tales.
a person employed in a bank to receive or pay out money over the counter.
a person who tells, counts, or enumerates, as one appointed to count votes in a legislative body.

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Origin of teller

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at tell1, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM teller

tell·er·ship, nounun·der·tell·er, noun

Definition for teller (2 of 2)

Teller
[ tel-er ]
/ ˈtɛl ər /

noun

Edward, 1908–2003, U.S. physicist, born in Hungary.
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British Dictionary definitions for teller (1 of 2)

teller
/ (ˈtɛlə) /

noun

another name for cashier 1 (def. 2)
a person appointed to count votes in a legislative body, assembly, etc
a person who tells; narrator

Derived forms of teller

tellership, noun

British Dictionary definitions for teller (2 of 2)

Teller
/ (ˈtɛlə) /

noun

Edward. 1908–2003, US nuclear physicist, born in Hungary: a major contributor to the development of the hydrogen bomb (1952)
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