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

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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 While cashiering at a San Antonio International Airport gift shop, Doria learned about the Peace Corps from a gray-bearded man. Vincent T. Davis,, "San Antonio Peace Corps volunteer recalls experience in Dominican Republic," 18 May 2020 Kovalchuk, cashiered by the Kings in mid-December, has been just what the doctor ordered for the Habs., "Discarded by the Kings, Ilya Kovalchuk is paying early dividends for playoff hopeful Montreal," 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, "Britain’s Independence Day," 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, "The Davos Crowd Embraces Big Global Government," 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, "How the NFL separates good from great when evaluating talent," 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, "“I’m Winning”: Donald Trump’s Calculated Racism," 18 July 2019 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In 1974, the supermarket price scanner made its debut in Troy, Ohio, as a 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum costing 67 cents and bearing a Uniform Product Code (UPC) was scanned by a Marsh Supermarket cashier., "This day in history," 26 June 2020 According to the local prosecutor's office, a man entered the store with a gun and demanded money from the cashier. Moss Cohen, CNN, "Dollar General is cheap, popular and spreading across America. It's also a robbery magnet, police say," 26 June 2020 On security video, Toller is seen emptying his shopping cart at a cashier’s station while Wolff, his face wrapped in a bandanna, enters an adjacent checkout line. Scott Huddleston,, "Man accused in altercation with Bexar County judge says judge was in the wrong," 26 June 2020 People downloaded it, ordered lattes and scones remotely, and paid by saying their name to a cashier. Owen Thomas,, "The coronavirus has been surprisingly good for Square. But it missed a big opportunity," 24 June 2020 These procedures will include installation of cashier barriers, frequent cleaning of public areas, marked social distancing areas, face masks worn by cashiers, regular hand washing and daily symptom assessments of staff. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Medina County’s second-half property tax bills will be mailed out June 12," 8 June 2020 The cashier glanced at Padilla’s work badge and waved him away. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, "'We're heroes, too:' Hospital janitors risk lives to stop spread of COVID-19," 13 June 2020 The cashier's area is already six feet away from customers, and the method ensures just one customer is paying at a time. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Strawberry picking is naturally socially distant:' How local farms are making pick-your-own berries safe," 12 June 2020 Right now and for the indefinite future, the room’s like a museum exhibit, with a lone cashier at the back curating carryout orders. Mike Sutter,, "3 San Antonio restaurants with outstanding takeout: Thai Dee, Cappy’s and Mixtli," 11 June 2020

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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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13 Jun 2020

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“Cashier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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


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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 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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