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Definition of "purser" [purs•er]

  • The officer in charge of money matters on board a ship or commercial aircraft. (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.

Use "purser" in a sentence
  • "But the day before she was due to leave us, she called the purser's office for help setting up an itinerary that would get her to N. Compeuia."
  • "Town, with a certain Irish purser, who is as well known as he is respected among the leviathan old negro ladies, it would be hard to find."
  • "Christensen calls the purser and tells her to get all of the flight attendants out of the crew rest quarters, and he orders the relief first officers back up to the cockpit."