teller

A teller is either someone who tells some sort of story or a person who works in a bank. A bank clerk who loves to talk about her adventures? She's both kinds of teller.

You might be a teller of tales, known for spinning stories, or a teller of lies, famous for your fibs. If you're a teller at a bank, you cash customers' checks and make their deposits. There aren't as many bank tellers as there once were, since this job is increasingly done by ATMs, or automatic teller machines. Teller comes from an obscure sense of the verb tell, "count."

Primary Meanings of teller

1.
n
someone who tells a story
2.
n
an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money
3.
n
an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
Full Definitions of teller
1

n someone who tells a story

Synonyms:
narrator, storyteller
Types:
anecdotist, raconteur
a person skilled in telling anecdotes
fabulist
a person who tells or invents fables
griot
a storyteller in West Africa; perpetuates the oral traditions of a family or village
Type of:
speaker, talker, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer
someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
2

n an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money

Synonyms:
bank clerk, cashier
Type of:
banker
a financier who owns or is an executive in a bank
3

n an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)

Synonyms:
vote counter
Types:
canvasser
a person who takes or counts votes
Type of:
functionary, official
a worker who holds or is invested with an office

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