tell·​er | \ ˈte-lər How to pronounce teller (audio) \

Definition of teller

1 : one that relates or communicates a teller of stories
2 : one that reckons or counts: such as
a : a member of a bank's staff concerned with the direct handling of money received or paid out
b : one appointed to count votes

Examples of teller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The teller emptied the cash drawer and handed the man the money and the note, at which time the man left and fled the scene in a black pickup truck, according to court documents. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 The robber demanded cash from a teller and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, Heims said. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 July 2022 The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash during the robbery, police said. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 22 June 2022 One of the customers was unhappy with this, and became irate and began yelling at the teller. cleveland, 16 June 2022 The investigation determined the teller’s error, and Coogler was released. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 9 Mar. 2022 The sheriff’s office said two suspects went inside the store, pointed a gun at the teller and demanded money. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 14 Feb. 2022 Another customer at the next teller’s window watched the situation unfold without moving. Liset Cruz, ajc, 11 Feb. 2022 So why not just drive three miles to another ATM and save the bank the trouble of hiring another teller? Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of teller

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Aug 2022

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“Teller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for teller


tell·​er | \ ˈte-lər How to pronounce teller (audio) \

Kids Definition of teller

1 : a person who tells stories
2 : a bank employee who receives and pays out money
3 : a person who counts votes

Teller biographical name

Tel·​ler | \ ˈte-lər How to pronounce Teller (audio) \

Definition of Teller

Edward 1908–2003 American (Hungarian-born) physicist


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