What does bookkeeper mean?

bookkeeper meaning in General Dictionary

one that keeps accounts one who gets the cost of maintaining the publications and records in an office

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  • 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.

bookkeeper meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.


bookkeeper meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) One that keeps reports; one that has got the cost of maintaining the publications and records in an office.


Sentence Examples with the word bookkeeper

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.

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