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."

Definitions of teller
  1. noun
    someone who tells a story
    synonyms: narrator, storyteller
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    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
    speaker
    the narrative voice of a poem (as distinct from the poet)
    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. noun
    an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money
    synonyms: bank clerk, cashier
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    banker
    a financier who owns or is an executive in a bank
  3. noun
    an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
    synonyms: vote counter
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    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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