cashier

verb
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

cashier

noun
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

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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

According to Target’s website, the West Hartford location had been seeking cashiers, security specialists, food and beverage experts, tech consultants and more. Emily Brindley, courant.com, "Target coming to West Hartford’s Bishops Corner adds more interview dates for new hires," 8 July 2019 Occupations making less than the housing wage include fast-food workers; retail salespeople; cashiers; laborers and freight, stock and material movers; waiters; janitors and cleaners; and stock clerks and order fillers. Jordyn Grzelewski, cleveland.com, "Not making enough to pay rent? Ohio’s most-common occupations usually don’t, report shows," 18 June 2019 Moe is stopped by the rightly suspicious cashier, who doesn’t find anything in her bag. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix’s Trinkets Recap," 15 June 2019 Among the most common occupations for mothers — janitors, building cleaners, maids and housekeepers and cashiers and retail salespeople — pay is less than $11.50 per hour, the NWLC reported. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Moms Equal Pay Day: 'Shocking' statistics explain why working moms are so stressed," 10 June 2019 Self-checkout aisles, for instance, have replaced some cashiers and shifted much of the work to customers. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, "As Walmart turns to robots, it’s the human workers who feel like machines," 7 June 2019 No cashiers, no human interaction, nothing but an emailed receipt itemizing exactly what’s in your bag. David Pierce, WSJ, "Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2019," 30 Dec. 2018 The burger chain is instead keeping cashiers while installing order-taking kiosks at more stores. Alexandra Olson, The Seattle Times, "As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash," 14 Apr. 2019 Far from that outdated stereotype, a black nursing aide or Latinx cashier is now as accurate an example of a working-class individual as a white truck driver. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, "What the "Working Class" Is, and How It's Politicized," 13 Dec. 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 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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