from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The officer of a bank or business concern in charge of paying and receiving money.
  • n. A store employee who handles cash transactions with customers.
  • transitive v. To dismiss from a position of command or responsibility, especially for disciplinary reasons. See Synonyms at dismiss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who works at a till or receives payments.
  • n. Person in charge of the cash of a business or bank.
  • v. To dismiss (someone, especially military personnel) from service.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who has charge of money; a cash keeper; the officer who has charge of the payments and receipts (moneys, checks, notes), of a bank or a mercantile company.
  • transitive v. To dismiss or discard; to discharge; to dismiss with ignominy from military service or from an office or place of trust.
  • transitive v. To put away or reject; to disregard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dismiss from an office or place of trust by annulling the commission by virtue of which it is held.
  • Figuratively, to dismiss or discard from service or from association.
  • To reject; put out of account; disregard.
  • To abolish; do away with; get rid of.
  • n. One who has charge of cash or money; one who superintends the routine monetary transactions of a bank or other commercial concern; a cash-keeper.
  • n. A money-box; a cash.

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

  • n. a person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant)
  • v. discard or do away with
  • v. discharge with dishonor, as in the army
  • n. an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money


Dutch cassier or French caissier, both from French caisse, money box, from Old Provençal caisa, from Vulgar Latin *capsea, from Latin capsa, case.
Dutch casseren, from Old French casser, to dismiss, annul; see quash1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch casseren. (Wiktionary)
From French caissier. (Wiktionary)



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