one that keeps accounts one who gets the cost of maintaining the publications and records in an office
- someone who records the deals of a company
- one that keeps reports; a person who has the fee of keeping the books and reports in an office.
also book-keeper, 1550s, from book (n.) + keeper. A rare English word with three consecutive dual letters. Associated: Bookkeeping, that is from 1680s in sense "the job of keeping account books;" book-keep (v.) is a back-formation from 1886.
(letter.) One that keeps reports; one that has got the cost of maintaining the publications and records in an office.
In 1855 he removed to Chicago, served for three years as bookkeeper in a planing-mill, and in 1858 entered the banking house of the Merchant's Loan and Trust Company, of which he was cashier in 1861-1868.