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
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?
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.
Some people use the terms bookkeeper and accountant interchangeably, but that is not technically correct.
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.
Asking for good advice does not mean calling the bookkeeper for your bowling league.
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.
Once, Cicero says, Generosa called his bookkeeper at five a.m. to rant about bubbles in the pool.
-- The work of a bookkeeper is the same almost everywhere.
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.
Maybe Her bookkeeper was a drunken guy who didn't know a ledger from a scrap book.