From Middle English clerc < Old English clerc < Late Latin clēricus (“a priest, clergyman, cleric, also generally a learned man, clerk”) < Ancient Greek κληρικός (klērikos, “(adj. in church jargon) of the clergy”) < κλῆρος (klēros, “lot, inheritance, originally "a shard used in casting lots".”)
- (Australia) IPA: /klaːk/
- Homophone: Clark
- (UK) IPA: /klɑːk/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)k
- Homophone: Clark
- (US) enPR: klerk, IPA: /klɝk/
NounClerk (plural Clerks)
- One who occupationally works with records, accounts, letters, etc.; an office worker.
- A facilitator of a Quaker meeting for business affairs
- To act as a clerk, to perform the duties or functions of a clerk
- The law school graduate clerked for the supreme court judge for the summer.
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