teller

noun tell·er \ ˈte-lər \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

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

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First Known Use of teller

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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biographical name Tel·ler \ ˈte-lər \

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TELLER Defined for English Language Learners

teller

Definition of teller for English Language Learners

  • : a person who tells something (such as a story) to someone else

  • : a person who works in a bank and whose job is to receive money from customers and pay out money to customers

  • : a person whose job is to count votes


TELLER Defined for Kids

teller

noun tell·er \ ˈte-lər \

Definition of teller for Students

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


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