Definition of “clerk” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “clerk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“clerk” in American English

See all translations

clerknoun [ C ]

us /klɜrk/

a person who works in an office, dealing with records or performing general office 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

See all translations

clerknoun [ C ]

uk /klɑːk/ us /klɜːrk/ WORKPLACE, HR

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.

clerkverb [ I ]

uk /klɑːk/ us

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)