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clerk

clerk

 
pronunciation:
kluhrk
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who performs general office work such as filing, sorting, and copying or preparing documents.
She enjoyed her job as a post office clerk.
similar words:
aide, amanuensis, assistant, file clerk, girl Friday, man Friday, pencil pusher, scribe, scrivener, secretary, staffer, typist, worker
definition 2: an official responsible for keeping records and doing the day-to-day work of a legislature or law court.
You'll need to get the records from the county clerk.
definition 3: a person who works at a sales counter.
I asked the clerk to show me some of the jewelry inside the case.
synonyms:
salesperson
similar words:
cashier, checker, salesman, saleswoman, seller, shopkeeper, worker
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: clerked, clerking, clerks
definition: to serve or work as a clerk.
She clerks in the supermarket.
similar words:
work
derivation: clerkship (n.)
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  bank, business, number