purser

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noun purs·er \ˈpər-sər\

Definition of purser

  1. 1 :  an official on a ship responsible for papers and accounts and on a passenger ship also for the comfort and welfare of passengers

  2. 2 :  a steward on an airliner

Origin and Etymology of purser

Middle English, from purs purse


First Known Use: 15th century


PURSER Defined for English Language Learners

purser

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noun purs·er \ˈpər-sər\

Definition of purser for English Language Learners

  • : an officer on a ship whose job is to handle matters relating to money for the passengers and crew and to make sure passengers are comfortable and have what they need



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