Definition of clerk verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

clerk

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//klɑːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klɜːrk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clerk
BrE BrE//klɑːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klɜːrk//
 
he / she / it clerks
BrE BrE//klɑːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klɜːrks//
 
past simple clerked
BrE BrE//klɑːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klɜːrkt//
 
past participle clerked
BrE BrE//klɑːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//klɜːrkt//
 
-ing form clerking
BrE BrE//ˈklɑːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklɜːrkɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (North American English) to work as a clerk a clerking job Word Origin Old English cleric, clerc (in the sense ‘ordained minister, literate person’), from ecclesiastical Latin clericus ‘clergyman’, from Greek klērikos ‘belonging to the Christian clergy’, from klēros ‘lot, heritage’ (Acts 1:26); reinforced by Old French clerc, from the same source. Sense (1) dates from the early 16th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clerk