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ca·​shier ka-ˈshir How to pronounce cashier (audio)
cashiered; cashiering; cashiers
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
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
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


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cash·​ier (ˌ)ka-ˈshir How to pronounce cashier (audio)
: one that has charge of money: such as
: a high officer in a bank or trust company responsible for moneys received and expended
: one who collects and records payments
: an employee (as in a store) who handles monetary transactions

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
So that job kept me going, between cashiering at Staples and then every once in a while having an independent film. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 4 Feb. 2024 Everyone but Orbán has been cashiered in subsequent elections. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 31 Jan. 2024 Boston Heights store and was passed up for promotion to cashier several times, despite having good performance reviews, according to the lawsuit. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 1 Dec. 2022 Show each pass to cashier and receive a free ticket. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 27 June 2022 Then Rozsa was promoted to cashier, closing out at night. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Apr. 2021 While cashiering at a San Antonio International Airport gift shop, Doria learned about the Peace Corps from a gray-bearded man. Vincent T. Davis,, 18 May 2020 Kovalchuk, cashiered by the Kings in mid-December, has been just what the doctor ordered for the Habs., 12 Feb. 2020 Brexit has cashiered a long list of centrist politicians on the right and left who used EU membership as an excuse for their own mediocre economic performance. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 29 Jan. 2020
According to its website, Costco offers positions ranging from cake decorator to cashier and registered pharmacist. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 8 Feb. 2024 In September, Walmart pulled self-checkout lanes from at least three New Mexico stores, opting to bring back cashiers to ring up groceries. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 23 Jan. 2024 Jacob Deutsch next fabricated a banking record that purported to show deposits to his company’s Evergreen Avenue rent account, complete with copies of money orders, cashier’s checks and stamped envelopes. Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant, 9 Jan. 2024 Think about checkout lane cashiers repeatedly scanning items using the same hand or stay-at-home parents carrying their babies around all day on one hip. Dana Santas, CNN, 28 Jan. 2024 Blanks is a cashier at a Speedway convenience store. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Jan. 2024 After a nearly six-hour standoff, a suspect was arrested after killing a Minneapolis cashier by impelling him with a golf club, according to the Minneapolis Police Department. Stepheny Price, Fox News, 11 Dec. 2023 Prosecutors said Aron Deutsch purchased the cashier’s checks. Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant, 9 Jan. 2024 As at many sites in Peru, access is gained via someone in the local community, in this case the cashier at a small grocery, who asked me to sign a guest book — the last visitors had been weeks before. Tom Vanderbilt, Travel + Leisure, 2 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History



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

First Known Use


1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cashier was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Cashier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
: an officer of a bank who is responsible for all money received and paid out
: an employee of a store or restaurant who receives and records payments made by customers


2 of 2 verb
: to remove from a job
especially : to dismiss in disgrace

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