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"clerk" in British English

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clerknoun [C]

uk   /klɑːk/  us   /klɝːk/
a ​person who ​works in an ​office, ​dealing with ​records or ​performinggeneralofficeduties: a filing clerk a ​junior office clerk US (also salesclerk) a ​person who ​servescustomers in a ​shop: Take ​yourpurchases to the clerk, and he will ​wrap them for you. US (also desk clerk) a ​hotelemployee who ​deals with ​guests when they ​arrive: The clerk ​checked us in and gave us ​ourkey. US (also law clerk) a ​person who ​works with a ​judge and ​helps the ​judge make ​decisions

clerkverb [I]

uk   /klɑːk/  us   /klɝːk/
to ​work as a clerk: Debbie has a ​summerjob clerking in an ​office.
(Definition of clerk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clerk" in American English

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clerknoun [C]

 us   /klɜrk/
a ​person who ​works in an ​office, ​dealing with ​records or ​performinggeneraloffice duties A clerk is also a ​person who ​deals with ​customers in a ​store or ​hotel: The ​sales clerk ​helped me ​find a ​sweater in my ​size.
(Definition of clerk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"clerk" in Business English

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clerknoun [C]

uk   /klɑːk/  us   /klɜːrk/ WORKPLACE, HR
a ​person who ​works in an ​office, ​dealing with ​records or ​performinggeneralofficeduties: filing/​wage/​accounts clerk a ​junior office clerk
US (also desk clerk) a ​hotelemployee 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.

clerkverb [I]

uk   us   /klɑːk/
WORKPLACE, HR to ​work as a clerk: Debbie has a summer ​job clerking in an ​office.
(Definition of clerk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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