cashier

verb
ca·​shier | \ ka-ˈshir, kə-\
cashiered; cashiering; cashiers

Definition of cashier 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 transitive : to dismiss from service especially : to dismiss dishonorably … the RAF flight-lieutenant who was cashiered in early 1970 for "scandalous conduct" in performing his duties while naked. — Fenton Bresler
2 transitive : reject, discard At the heart of Sofia, midway between the erstwhile palace and the cashiered Party building, stands the statue of Nikolai Vaptzarov, poet and national hero.— Clive Sinclair
3 intransitive : to work in a store as a cashier When she's not cashiering she's busy sorting and pricing women's clothes.— Ellen Sussman

cashier

noun
cash·​ier | \ (ˌ)ka-ˈshir \

Definition of cashier (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that has charge of money: such as
a : a high officer in a bank or trust company responsible for moneys received and expended
b : one who collects and records payments
c : an employee (as in a store) who handles monetary transactions

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Examples of cashier in a Sentence

Verb

He was cashiered from the army. was abruptly cashiered after money was found missing from the safe

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The Maduro government has arrested dozens of officers this year and cashiered others in a military purge. John Otis And, WSJ, "‘Pressure Cooker’: Discontent Rises in Venezuela Military as Economy Dives," 18 May 2018 The encounter happened at Cruz's cashiering job at a Coral Springs Dollar Tree store. Nicholas Nehamas And David Ovalle, miamiherald, "‘I can go shoot them.’ Another threat from Parkland school shooter went ignored.," 11 July 2018 He's been cashiering on his own for three months, now, said store manager Sean Kuczynski. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "When life is one battle after another, you learn how to fight. Just ask this West Allis warrior.," 13 June 2018 The insurance regulatory agency’s chairman was cashiered for corruption and accused of bribe-taking in a separate case last year. WSJ, "Chinese Financier’s Fraud Trial Spotlights Broad Regulatory Confusion," 29 Mar. 2018 Its deputy chief, right up to the moment he was cashiered for lying to his superiors about a self-serving media leak, said criticism only undermined the Russia investigation. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Should Presidents Be ‘Good’ People?," 4 May 2018 That history is reason enough for Trump to think twice about cashiering Sessions or any other senior Justice Department official. Jonathan Allen, NBC News, "Why Attorney General Jeff Sessions survives Trump’s wrath," 7 Jan. 2018 Even the allegedly ascendant populists are frustrated as their agenda stalls in Washington and their champions are cashiered out of the White House. David French, National Review, "Increasingly Partisan Americans Don’t Want ‘Unity’," 24 Oct. 2017 Even supporters of the president acknowledge the way in which Trump cashiered the top federal investigator was a distraction and burned valuable time. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Trump's agenda rides on Comey replacement," 15 May 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The future of retail involves fewer cashiers—and more cameras tracking your every move. David Pierce, WSJ, "Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2019," 30 Dec. 2018 Over the long run, Hetu predicts some retail staff will be eliminated, but mostly positions, like cashiers, that are easily mechanized and not focused on customer service. Patrick Sisson, Vox, "In Walmart’s virtual reality simulation, Black Friday never ends," 15 Nov. 2018 In January, Amazon opened its first cashier-less store in Seattle, which was followed by additional locations in Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Amazon is reportedly testing its cashier-less technology in larger stores," 2 Dec. 2018 While stopping at a gas station, the cashier was noticeably racist toward Zoe. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Why 'This Is Us' Viewers Were Super Upset With Kevin After This Week's Episode," 24 Oct. 2018 America's largest retailer has patented surveillance technology that could essentially spy on cashiers and customers by collecting audio data in stores. Jason Silverstein, CBS News, "Walmart patents audio surveillance technology to record customers and employees," 13 July 2018 Frank Milwee said McKay visited his Georgetown antiques shop and placed a $25,000 order with a cashier’s check, but never returned for the pickup. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Judge orders arrest of Baltimore's alleged dine-and-dasher after he skips court Monday," 25 June 2018 Security footage at Woodland’s California Check Cashing filmed him entering the business, speaking with a cashier and leaving with a paper in his hand. Nashelly Chavez, sacbee, "Yolo County Sheriff's Office, FBI search rural area for bodies of missing teens," 12 June 2018 But for those without the day off work, like many blue-collar workers, Black Friday marks a two-week grind of intense labor for warehouse workers, cashiers, and couriers, who are often poorly paid or hold precarious contracts with their employers. Rebekka Ayres, Teen Vogue, "Black Friday, Explained: A Complete History," 23 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of cashier

Verb

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1593, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cashier

Verb

Dutch casseren, from Middle French casser to discharge, annul — more at quash

Noun

Dutch or Middle French; Dutch kassier, from Middle French cassier, from casse money box

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cashier

verb

English Language Learners Definition of cashier

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to remove (a person) from a position for doing something wrong

cashier

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cashier (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person whose job is to take in or give out money in a store, bank, etc.

cashier

noun
cash·​ier | \ ka-ˈshir \

Kids Definition of cashier

: a person who is responsible for giving out or taking in money (as in a bank or store)

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