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English definition of “clerk”

clerk

noun [C]     /klɑːk/ US   /klɜːrk/ WORKPLACE, HR
a person who works in an office , dealing with records or performing general office duties : filing / wage / accounts clerk a junior office clerk
US (also desk clerk) a hotel employee who helps guests when they arrive and leave : The clerk checked us in and gave us our key .
US (also sales clerk) someone who sells things in a shop : Take your purchases to the clerk, and he will wrap them for you.
→ See also articled clerk, bank clerk, booking clerk, correspondence clerk, filing clerk
(Definition of clerk noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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