ca·​shier | \ ka-ˈshir How to pronounce cashier (audio) , 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


cash·​ier | \ (ˌ)ka-ˈshir How to pronounce cashier (audio) \

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

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 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 Citizens and their representative governments ceding sovereignty to unaccountable supranational bodies is the geopolitical equivalent of corporations cashiering the shareholder model in favor of stakeholder capitalism. Richard J. Shinder, WSJ, 26 Jan. 2020 Teams go to these lengths because the stakes are high—pro football is a zero-sum competition, where every team’s victory is another team’s defeat—and the executives of losing teams are regularly cashiered. Oliver Staley, Quartz at Work, 24 Oct. 2019 On Friday, Trump cashiered Alex Acosta, his Labor Secretary, and will now begin the search for a third choice to sit in the job in less than three years. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 18 July 2019 The Maduro government has arrested dozens of officers this year and cashiered others in a military purge. John Otis And, WSJ, 18 May 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Avellar was waiting for news of Odalys Barrera, a 57-year-old cashier who has worked at the hotel for five years. Andrea Rodriguez, Anchorage Daily News, 8 May 2022 Last November, Amazon introduced a new concept store with Starbucks, combining the retailer's Go shopping tech with Starbucks Pickup to let consumers shop cashier-free. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2022 Amazon began operating cashier-less grocery stores in 2018 in Seattle, and has now expanded the self-checkout technology to Starbucks and Whole Foods. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 15 Apr. 2022 Among them was Rachel Fournier, a 44-year-old cashier, who has worked 17 years at a Los Angeles Ralphs. Margot Rooseveltstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2022 At Winchell’s Donut House, Brooks used a revolver to demand money from the cashier, and when the clerk resisted, a struggle ensued, prosecutors said. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Mar. 2022 Everyone from the cashier to the owner is happy to see you. Felicia Campbell, The Arizona Republic, 21 Feb. 2022 Zhane’s days were spent working as a cashier, taking online classes, training with the team, helping move the family from her grandma’s house in Millbrae to the new place in Piedmont, and driving her mom to chemotherapy appointments. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Mar. 2022 Startups like Standard Cognition or AWM provide autonomous technology that enables retailers to operate cashier-less store environments. Bob Summers, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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“Cashier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for cashier


cash·​ier | \ ka-ˈshir How to pronounce cashier (audio) \

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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