A cashier at her cash register.
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 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 cashierfrom 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 quassare, to shake, shatter (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 quash 1.
(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.