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Definition of "teller" []

  • One who tells: a teller of tall tales. (noun)
  • A bank employee who receives and pays out money. (noun)
  • An automated teller machine. (noun)
  • A person appointed to count votes in a legislative assembly. (noun)
  • A person appointed to count votes in a legislative body, assembly, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person who tells; narrator (noun)

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Use "teller" in a sentence
  • "If the teller is a member of the oppre ssing group, the humor will more likely be seen as a form of oppression."
  • "Punishing the failed joke-teller is a way to discourage that person from similarly violating the social contract in the future."
  • "Lashing back at the joke-teller is a way to warn him or her not to make that insulting assumption again."