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cashier

A cashier is someone who works at a store ringing up people's purchases. Most cashiers use a cash register for keeping money and making change.

Fast food restaurants, grocery stores, and book shops all hire cashiers to scan purchases or manually enter their prices into a register, process the customer's payment, and put the items in bags. In Britain, you can also call a bank teller a cashier. The word is from the Middle French caissier, "treasurer," which comes from caisse, "money box."

Definitions of cashier
  1. noun
    a person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant)
  2. noun
    an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money
    synonyms: bank clerk, teller
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    type of:
    banker
    a financier who owns or is an executive in a bank
  3. verb
    discard or do away with
    cashier the literal sense of this word”
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    type of:
    abolish, get rid of
    do away with
  4. verb
    discharge with dishonor, as in the army
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    type of:
    discharge, free
    free from obligations or duties
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