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 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 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Lillian is 28 years old, working dead-end cashier jobs, smoking too much weed and living in her mom’s attic when her best friend from high school, Madison, reaches out. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, "‘Nothing to See Here’ except kids on fire in Kevin Wilson’s bizarre, fun new novel," 29 Oct. 2019 Employees said a man loaded a cart with the food items and tried to circumvent the cashier area. cleveland.com, "20-year-old Cleveland man causes disturbance at dialysis center: Fairview Park Police Blotter," 15 Aug. 2019 However, if someone applied for a cashier job with a larceny conviction, the applicant would instead be considered for a position in another department, such as food prep or grocery. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, "Drug tests and background checks are becoming less important to employers. Here's why," 13 Aug. 2019 Retail workers of color (and particularly women of color) are also more likely to hold low-wage roles such as cashier jobs. Hilary George-parkin, Vox, "The workers bearing the brunt of retail’s struggles? Primarily women and people of color.," 26 July 2019 Yet the teachers, maintenance workers, supermarket cashiers, and medical assistants who help sustain these cities are getting relentlessly priced out of them. Brian Goldstone, The New Republic, "The New American Homeless," 21 Aug. 2019 This is the first time McDonald's has provided such training for its nearly 850,000 US restaurant workers like cooks and cashiers. Clare Duffy, CNN, "McDonald's to start new worker training program following criticism over workplace safety issues," 28 Aug. 2019 The package contained a Capital One Bank cashier’s check in the amount of $4,340. Brian Lisik, cleveland.com, "Combative couple arrested for disorderly conduct: Brunswick Police Blotter," 15 Sep. 2019 The new location is currently looking to fill more than 100 positions from actors and event staff to cashiers and makeup artists. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "When Houston-area haunted houses open for the fall 2019 season," 6 Sep. 2019

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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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15 Nov 2019

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The first known use of cashier was in 1592

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cashier

verb
How to pronounce cashier (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cashier

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

cashier

noun
How to pronounce cashier (audio)

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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