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

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 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Victims wired money to bank accounts held by Sarpong and others at financial institutions in the U.S., occasionally sending money to the conspirators by mailing personal or cashier’s checks, or through services such as Western Union and MoneyGram. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "New Jersey man charged in $2.1 million online romance scheme," 5 Sep. 2019 On Wednesday, Juul CEO Kevin Burns unveiled the company's answer to curbing youth vaping: an ID verification system that prohibits cashiers from selling to underage shoppers and places limits on the amount customers can buy. CBS News, "High school students say about 20% of their peers are vaping, some as young as 8th grade," 30 Aug. 2019 Like at Crack Shack, diners order at an outdoor walk-up cashier station, then get a number and choose an indoor or outdoor table (hint: head for the patio). Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "5 to try: New North County restaurants for Mexican, Mediterranean and more," 22 Aug. 2019 At the start of the 2016–17 school year, the district also installed software on all cash registers that provided end-of-day cash tallies for each machine to Keating but not to cashiers. Sarah Schweitzer, The Atlantic, "The Lunch Ladies of New Canaan," 15 Aug. 2019 At the time, Alexandra was a cashier and Dylan was new to working in the grocery department. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Florida Publix Associates Who Fell in Love at Their Store Take Engagement Photos at Work," 7 Aug. 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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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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