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cashier1

[ka-sheer] /kæˈʃɪər/
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
1570-1580
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

cashier2

[ka-sheer] /kæˈʃɪər/
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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Examples from the web for cashier
  • 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.
  • Pay for beans without making eye contact with the cashier.
  • Watching a cashier scan groceries is often even more irritating.
  • After waiting in line for less than a minute, the cashier profusely apologized for my wait.
  • He never gave her any guidance, and she became a full-time cashier within the year.
  • Inquiries are made, a brief discussion ensues, and the cashier is replaced with a more enlightened one.
  • Another quickly grabbed a spot in line for the cashier.
British Dictionary definitions for cashier

cashier1

/kæˈʃɪə/
noun
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
Word Origin
C16: from Dutch cassier or French caissier, from casse money chest; see case²

cashier2

/kæˈʃɪə/
verb (transitive)
1.
to dismiss with dishonour, esp from the armed forces
2.
(rare) to put away or discard; reject
Word Origin
C16: from Middle Dutch kasseren, from Old French casser, from Latin quassāre to quash
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Word Origin and History for cashier
n.

"person in charge of money," 1590s, from Middle French caissier "treasurer," from caisse "money box" (see cash (n.)). The immediate source of the English word might be Middle Dutch kassier.

v.

"dismiss," 1590s, from Middle Dutch casseren, kaseeren "to cast off, discharge," from French casser "to discharge, annul," from Late Latin cassare "annul," from Latin cassus "void, empty" (see caste (n.)). Related: Cashiered; cashiering.

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