book·​keep·​er | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce bookkeeper (audio) \

Definition of bookkeeper

: a person who records the accounts or transactions of a business

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bookkeeping \ ˈbu̇k-​ˌkē-​piŋ How to pronounce bookkeeping (audio) \ noun

Examples of bookkeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hester Klein was born on Dec. 10, 1928, in the Bronx, the only child of David Klein, a civil engineer, and Edith (Wilbur) Klein, a bookkeeper. Anita Gates, New York Times, "Hester Diamond, Passionate Art Collector, Is Dead at 91," 31 Jan. 2020 Wells, who no longer is the Harvard city clerk, was working at what was formerly known as Donley’s Wild West Town in Union as a cook in the banquet hall and a bookkeeper. Amanda Marrazzo,, "Former Harvard city clerk on trial in McHenry County for possession of child pornography," 4 Dec. 2019 Rhodes has resigned as a bookkeeper at West Morgan Elementary School in the tiny town of Trinity, the authorities said. Ashley Remkus |, al, "Bookkeeper accused of theft of thousands from Alabama elementary school," 4 Mar. 2020 Every day, bookkeepers and housekeepers, movie operators and telephone operators, painters and waiters, musicians and masseurs and others performed admirably under difficult conditions. Harvey Solomon, Smithsonian Magazine, "When the Greenbrier and Other Appalachian Resorts Became Prisons for Axis Diplomats," 21 Feb. 2020 When she was told that Green kept the receipts in her office, the bookkeeper was suspicious and took the matter to Green’s bosses on the board, according to Green’s arrest report. Sonja Isger, USA TODAY, "Ex-president of medical college spent $82,000 in school funds for personal shopping sprees," 3 Jan. 2020 Lucy enjoyed a very successful career in banking as a bookkeeper for the Federal Savings Bank in New Britain., "Lucy M. Catucci," 17 Oct. 2019 John McKleroy, Bashinsky’s former lawyer and power of attorney, and Patty Townsend, Bashinsky’s former bookkeeper and finance manager, filed the petition in probate court on Oct 1. Ivana Hrynkiw |, al, "Legal battle rages over Golden Flake queen’s competency, ability to make decisions on fortune," 29 Dec. 2019 Also vying for tax assessor-collector in the Republican primary is another Friendswood resident, bookkeeper Jackie Peden. John Delapp, Houston Chronicle, "Filing period for March primaries in Galveston County comes to a close," 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of bookkeeper

1555, in the meaning defined above

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27 Mar 2020

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“Bookkeeper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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How to pronounce bookkeeper (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bookkeeper

: a person whose job is to keep the financial records for a business


book·​keep·​er | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce bookkeeper (audio) \

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: a person who keeps financial records for a business

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