WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
cash•ier1 /kæˈʃɪr/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Businessan employee who totals purchases and collects payment from customers, or who dispenses money in a bank.
  2. Businessan executive who oversees the finances of a company.

cash•ier2 /kæˈʃɪr/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. Militaryto dismiss from a position esp. with disgrace:He was cashiered from the navy.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
cash•ier1  (ka shēr),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Businessan employee, as in a market or department store, who collects payments for customer purchases.
  2. Businessan executive who has charge of money, esp. one who superintends monetary transactions, as in a bank.
  3. Businessan employee of a business establishment who keeps a record of financial transactions.
  • Latin capsa; see case2) + -ier -ier2
  • Provencal caissa
  • Middle French caissier custodian of a money-box (perh. via Dutch), equivalent. to caisse money-box (
  • 1570–80

cash•ier2  (ka shēr),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. Militaryto dismiss (a military officer) from service, esp. with disgrace.
  2. to discard;
  • Latin quassāre to shatter; see quash
  • Middle French casser to break, discharge, annul
  • Middle Dutch kasseren
  • 1570–80

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cashier /kæˈʃɪə/ n
  1. a person responsible for receiving payments for goods, services, etc, as in a shop

  2. Also called: teller an employee of a bank responsible for receiving deposits, cashing cheques, and other financial transactions; bank clerk
  3. any person responsible for handling cash or maintaining records of its receipt and disbursement
Etymology: 16th Century: from Dutch cassier or French caissier, from casse money chest; see case²
cashier /kæˈʃɪə/ vb (transitive)
  1. to dismiss with dishonour, esp from the armed forces
Etymology: 16th Century: from Middle Dutch kasseren, from Old French casser, from Latin quassāre to quash

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