clerk

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
clerk

Plural
clerks

  1. (countable) A clerk is a person who keeps an organization's records.
    I called the city clerk's office to see if they had a record of her birth.
  2. (countable) A sales clerk is the person in a shop who helps you find things you want to buy.
    A convenience store clerk was arrested for selling cigarettes to children.
  3. (countable) A desk clerk is the person at a hotel who registers guests.
    The desk clerk called a taxi for us.
  4. (countable) A law clerk is a person, often a junior lawyer, who is the assistant of a judge or another lawyer.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
clerk

Third-person singular
clerks

Past tense
clerked

Past participle
clerked

Present participle
clerking

  1. If you clerk, you work as a clerk, especially as a law clerk.
    She clerked for the judge in 1992, and says she and her fellow clerks worked "as many hours as we could stay awake, often past midnight and on weekends."