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

Definition of cashier 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to dismiss from service especially : to dismiss dishonorably


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


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

On July 4, a day for Americans to celebrate all that is great about this country, Resham went to his second job as a cashier at the Sunoco station on Franklin Farm Road in Herndon and didn’t make it to the end of his shift. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, "A Nepali immigrant brought his daughter to America for a better life. Then his own was taken.," 11 July 2018 The unidentified Black woman left only with what her aid could cover, but Carroll says the cashier continued her racist and classist rant. Niki Mcgloster,, "White Grocery Store Cashier Shames Black Woman On Government Assistance," 29 May 2018 Witnesses reported that a fight broke out near the cashier’s booth in the concourse beneath Eighth and Market Streets around 3:30 p.m. on April 25 and a teenage assailant stabbed two 17-year-olds before fleeing. Andrew Maykuth,, "Teen surrenders in stabbing at 8th and Market subway station," 3 May 2018 Applications are also available at the cashier’s desk at City Hall or the city’s website at Jennifer Johnson,, "What's happening in Park Ridge: Park District seeks help in winning $20,000 grant," 3 Apr. 2018 The man argued with the cashier while checking out, claiming the items were exchanged items, and refused to pay for them again. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After failing at two other Targets, alleged thief uses scam to steal electronics at Brookfield store," 8 May 2018 Authorities released video showing Riess approaching the store cashier, buying a sandwich and asking for directions south of the state. Fox News, "Minnesota woman suspected of killing 2 captured in Texas," 20 Apr. 2018 Woman to cashier, overheard at Safeway by Jim Hynes Leah Garchik is open for business in San Francisco, 415-777-8426. Leah Garchik,, "It’s a perilous day in the neighborhood," 8 July 2018 The cashier, shot in the arm and chest by one bullet, was in stable condition Tuesday after emergency surgery. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "The 7-Eleven shooting suspect lives a mile away, and might not have changed clothes," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of cashier


1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1593, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cashier


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


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

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English Language Learners Definition of cashier

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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



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.


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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