from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who tells: a teller of tall tales.
- n. A bank employee who receives and pays out money.
- n. An automated teller machine.
- n. A person appointed to count votes in a legislative assembly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who tells stories
- n. a bank clerk who receives and pays out money
- n. An automated teller machine
- n. A person who counts the votes in an election
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who tells, relates, or communicates; an informer, narrator, or describer.
- n. One of four officers of the English Exchequer, formerly appointed to receive moneys due to the king and to pay moneys payable by the king.
- n. An employee of a bank who receives money paid in, and pays money out, and makes records of such transactions.
- n. One who is appointed to count the votes given in a legislative body, public meeting, assembly, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the successive strokes on a church bell rung to tell the sex and age of a person who has just died.
- n. One who counts or enumerates.
- n. A functionary in a banking establishment whose business it is to receive or to pay money over the counter: as, a receiving teller; a paying teller.
- n. One who tells, recounts, narrates, relates, or communicates something to others: as, a story-teller.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
- n. an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
- n. someone who tells a story
- n. an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money
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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.
He is also not just a Benin "teller of war stories" since he has recently lobbied himself into chairmanship of the Hattiesburg Veterans 'Committee and has a Lamar
Sounds like Dave the Truth teller is your typical conservative trailor trash with a elementry education.
Zel, a fortune-teller, is aided in her prognostication by a band of ghosts, but when a mysterious light appears, she may have to give up the only family she knows.
Harry Erskine, still working as a fortune teller, is drawn yet again into supernatural events beyond his control.
The goal of the joke teller is to improvise an act that is as creatively foul as possible.
The story-teller is also quite likely to end up by saying “Now you must tell me your story, for mine is told.”
Accuse him of what you will, but "truth teller" is a charge that definitely won't stick. posted by Shaun at