cashier

1 [ka-sheer]
noun
1.
an employee, as in a market or department store, who collects payments for customer purchases.
2.
an executive who has charge of money, especially one who superintends monetary transactions, as in a bank.
3.
an employee of a business establishment who keeps a record of financial transactions.

Origin:
1570–80; < Middle French caissier custodian of a money-box (perhaps via D), equivalent to caisse money-box (< Provençal caissa < Latin capsa; see case2) + -ier -ier2

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cashier

2 [ka-sheer]
verb (used with object)
1.
to dismiss (a military officer) from service, especially with disgrace.
2.
to discard; reject.

Origin:
1570–80; < Middle Dutch kasseren < Middle French casser to break, discharge, annul < Latin quassāre to shatter; see quash

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cashier1 (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
 
[C16: from Dutch cassier or French caissier, from casse money chest; see case²]

cashier2 (kæˈʃɪə)
 
vb
1.  to dismiss with dishonour, esp from the armed forces
2.  rare to put away or discard; reject
 
[C16: from Middle Dutch kasseren, from Old French casser, from Latin quassāre to quash]

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Word Origin & History

cashier
"person in charge of money," 1596, from M.Fr. caissier "treasurer," from caisse "money box" (see cash).

cashier
"dismiss," 1592, from M.Du. casseren "to cast off, discharge," from Fr. casser "to discharge, annul," from L.L. cassare "annul," from L. cassus "void, empty" (see quash).
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Example sentences
Make payments in either money order, cashier's check or certified bank checks.
Other customers scream at her cashier before jumping into their cars and
  tearing away from the station.
The cashier popped and cracked the small pink stash of gum in her mouth.
Less people per cashier means the system clears out faster.
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