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teller

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noun tell·er \ˈte-lər\

Simple Definition of teller

  • : a person who tells something (such as a story) to someone else

  • : a person who works in a bank and whose job is to receive money from customers and pay out money to customers

  • : a person whose job is to count votes

Full Definition of teller

  1. 1 :  one that relates or communicates <a teller of stories>

  2. 2 :  one that reckons or counts: asa :  one appointed to count votesb :  a member of a bank's staff concerned with the direct handling of money received or paid out

14th Century

First Known Use of teller

14th century


Teller

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biographical name Tel·ler \ˈte-lər\

Definition of Teller

  1. Edward 1908–2003 Am. (Hung.-born) physicist




TELLER Defined for Kids

teller

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noun tell·er \ˈte-lər\

Definition of teller

  1. 1 :  a person who tells stories

  2. 2 :  a bank employee who receives and pays out money

  3. 3 :  a person who counts votes





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