Definition of till noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɪl//
    In the store
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  1. 1(British English) = cash register See related entries: In the store
  2. 2(British English, informal) the place where you pay for goods in a large shop/store Please pay at the till. a long queue at the till
  3. 3(especially North American English) the drawer where the money is put in a cash register
  4. Word Originnoun late Middle English (in the general sense ‘drawer or compartment for valuables’): of unknown origin. Wordfinderassistant, buy, counter, display, fitting room, promotion, sale, shop, store, tillExtra examples Put the money straight into the till. The supermarket didn’t have enough people working on the tills. a sales idea that has set tills ringing all over the countryIdioms
    have, etc. your fingers in the till
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    (British English, informal) to be stealing money from the place where you work
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: till