countinghouse

noun

count·​ing·​house ˈkau̇n-tiŋ-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce countinghouse (audio)
: a building, room, or office used for keeping books and transacting business

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of countinghouse was in the 15th century

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“Countinghouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countinghouse. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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countinghouse

noun
count·​ing·​house ˈkau̇nt-iŋ-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce countinghouse (audio)
: a building, room, or office used for keeping books and carrying on business
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