Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See controller.

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  • noun The chief accountant of a company or government.

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  • noun someone who maintains and audits business accounts

Etymologies

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From late Middle English compteroller, a spelling variant of countreroller (from which controller) due to folk etymology: the word was thought to have an etymological connection with Middle French compte ("account"). Originally the two spellings were equivalent and pronounced identically; the modern pronunciation with [mp] is based on the spelling.

Examples

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  • I do not like this word, Sam-I-Am.

    July 9, 2007

  • Nor I. For some reason, it always sounds incorrect.

    July 9, 2007

  • I like comptroller - it says & means business. No unnecessary expense will get by the comptroller. The accountant & controller are out playing racquetball, but the comptroller is in his office & scowling, determined to take no prisoners financewise.

    July 10, 2007

  • Let's give it up for the real comptroller!

    Idiot.

    July 10, 2007

  • Heehee. You've almost changed my mind, palooka.

    July 10, 2007