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 Lane was going to high school and worked as a cashier at a QuikTrip convenience store., "Arizona ranks No. 1 for shootings by US Marshals Service task forces, investigation shows," 11 Feb. 2021 When schools shut down last March, Jessica, a 32-year-old single mom in Boston, had to quit her job at Target, where she had just been promoted from cashier to supervisor. Katie Johnston,, "Women edged out of workforce eye promise of Biden stimulus package," 3 Feb. 2021 The man made his way behind the front counter, armed with a gun, and demanded money from the cashier, according to Hingel. Michelle Hunter | Staff Writer,, "After robber shot at New Orleans store clerk, her co-worker returned fire, killing him," 23 Dec. 2020 The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, entered the store at 2003 Avenue F and demanded money from the cashier, police said. Howard Koplowitz |, al, "Suspect sought in robbery of Family Dollar in Ensley," 7 Nov. 2020 Baron recently scored five boxes himself after striking out on multiple trips and then took a selfie with the cashier to document the triumph. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Cereal shortage: Are you having trouble finding a box of Grape-Nuts? You are not alone and here's why," 28 Jan. 2021 My parents are immigrants from Croatia who work service jobs: My father is a waiter and my mother is a cashier. Rebecca Duras, WSJ, "The Pride and Strain of Being a First-Generation College Student," 18 Dec. 2020 Vivian is a 71-year-old cashier at The Handy Stop convenience store and gas station in Wilburton, Oklahoma, who has worked all throughout the pandemic. CBS News, "Meet the frontline heroes of the coronavirus pandemic," 16 Dec. 2020 The manager and cashier backed the waitress’ story. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Bob Evans customer talking politics throws mask & hand sanitizer at restaurant staff in Brook Park," 4 Jan. 2021

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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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The first known use of cashier was in 1592

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“Cashier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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



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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