- The definition of a cashier is a person who works at a store or other business who takes money, makes change, issues receipts and otherwise helps to facilitate customer transactions.
A person who works at the register at Starbucks and who takes your order and money and gives you your change is an example of a cashier.
A cashier at her cash register.
- a person hired to collect and keep a record of customers' payments, as in a store
- an officer in a bank or company responsible for receipts and disbursements
Origin of cashier; from Middle Dutch or MFr; Middle Dutch cassier ; from Middle French caissier ; from caisse
- to dismiss, esp. in dishonor, from a position of command, trust, etc.
- to discard or reject
Origin of cashierMiddle Dutch casseren, to disband soldiers ; from Middle French casser, to break ; from Late Latin cassare, to nullify, destroy ; from Classical Latin cassus, empty, futile (see quash) and amp; quassare (see quash)
- The officer of a bank or business concern in charge of paying and receiving money.
- A store employee who handles cash transactions with customers.
Origin of cashierDutch cassier or French caissier, both from French caisse, money box, from Old Provençal caisa, from Vulgar Latin *capsea, from Latin capsa, case.
transitive verbca·shiered, ca·shier·ing, ca·shiers
Origin of cashierDutch casseren, from Old French casser, to dismiss, annul; see quash1.
(third-person singular simple present cashiers, present participle cashiering, simple past and past participle cashiered)
- (now rare) To dismiss (someone, especially military personnel) from service.
From Dutch casseren.
From French caissier.