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teller

[tel-er] /ˈtɛl ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that tells, relates, or communicates; narrator.
2.
a person employed in a bank to receive or pay out money over the counter.
3.
a person who tells, counts, or enumerates, as one appointed to count votes in a legislative body.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see tell1, -er1
Related forms
tellership, noun
underteller, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for teller-ship

teller

/ˈtɛlə/
noun
1.
another name for cashier1 (sense 2)
2.
a person appointed to count votes in a legislative body, assembly, etc
3.
a person who tells; narrator
Derived Forms
tellership, noun

Teller

/ˈtɛlə/
noun
1.
Edward. 1908–2003, US nuclear physicist, born in Hungary: a major contributor to the development of the hydrogen bomb (1952)
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Word Origin and History for teller-ship

teller

n.

"bank clerk who pays or receives money," late 15c., "person who keeps accounts," from tell (v.) in its secondary sense of "count, enumerate," which is the primary sense of cognate words in many Germanic languages.

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