from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person responsible for keeping records or documents, such as of a business.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who keeps accounts; one who has the charge of keeping the books and accounts in an office.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who keeps accounts; one whose occupation is to make a formal balanced record of pecuniary transactions in account-books.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who records the transactions of a business


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book +‎ keeper


  • Like the fact that the word "bookkeeper" is the only word in the English language with three sets of double letters...what is that called?

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  • Certainly -- we joke about the "border upgrade," where someone who was a bookkeeper is now an accountant, and the head of accounting at a small company is now Chief Financial Officer of a much bigger company, and the AA degree becomes a BA or MBA.

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  • Some people use the terms bookkeeper and accountant interchangeably, but that is not technically correct.

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  • Stevens 'wife said she called the bookkeeper in her husband's Senate office to see if a bill had come in, but then said, "I forgot about it" and never followed up.

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  • Asking for good advice does not mean calling the bookkeeper for your bowling league.

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  • I ended up in a CPA office and soon learned enough to be called a bookkeeper -- years of wrangling an Olivetti adding machine remain with me now in the form of an arthritic right wrist long before I met a mouse.

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  • Once, Cicero says, Generosa called his bookkeeper at five a.m. to rant about bubbles in the pool.

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  • -- The work of a bookkeeper is the same almost everywhere.

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  • The bookkeeper was a young man, very ready to agree with Ebenezer for the sake of future favour, but with the wistfulness of all industrial machines constructed by men from human potentialities.

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  • Maybe Her bookkeeper was a drunken guy who didn't know a ledger from a scrap book.

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