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The officer in charge of money matters on board a ship or commercial aircraft.

[Middle English, from purse, purse; see purse.]


(Nautical Terms) an officer aboard a passenger ship, merchant ship, or aircraft who keeps the accounts and attends to the welfare of the passengers


(ˈpɜr sər)

an officer who is in charge of the accounts and documents of a ship and who keeps money and valuables for passengers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purser - an officer aboard a ship who keeps accounts and attends to the passengers' welfare
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
ضابِط مُحاسَبَه السَّفينَه
lodní hospodář
lodný hospodár/pokladník
gemi muhasebecisi


[ˈpɜːsəʳ] N (Naut) → comisario/a m/f


[ˈpɜːrr] n (NAUTICAL, NAVAL)commissaire mf de bordpurse snatcher n (US)voleur/euse m/f à la tirepurse strings npl
to hold the purse strings → tenir les cordons de la bourse


nZahlmeister(in) m(f)


[ˈpɜːsəʳ] n (Naut) → commissario di bordo


(pəːs) noun
1. a small bag for carrying money. I looked in my purse for some change.
2. (American) a handbag.
to close (the lips) tightly. She pursed her lips in anger.
ˈpurser noun
the officer in charge of a ship's money, supplies etc.
References in classic literature ?
The purser will fetch your husband, madame," said the man.
Most assuredly your husband will know, but the purser will not; nor will the newspaper men who shall in some mysterious way hear of it on our landing.
What with the military men, a number of rich young Englishmen on their travels, and the hospitable efforts of the purser, the time passed quickly on the Mongolia.
The purser was accused of stealing an overcoat from stateroom No.
I know he deposited a pocketbook with the purser, and I happened to be standing by when he received it back.
Here I had the mortification to see the ship set sail without me; however, my nephew left me two servants, or rather one companion and one servant; the first was clerk to the purser, whom he engaged to go with me, and the other was his own servant.
It began by a few schoolmasters serving their passage out to South America as the pursers of tramp steamers.
Often, leaning upon the column in the verandah, he had watched the English ships with English schoolmasters for pursers steaming into the bay.
NICK Purser, a consultant surgeon at the Alex, was among those who interviewed Sarker for the job.
In the spirit of sharing the happiness and joy of all those celebrating, our Senior Flight Purser, Peter Inayat dressed up as Santa and with the help of the cabin crew gave presents and goodies.
Shannon Purser, who played Barb in the first season of 'Stranger Things,' said, 'He's human and he needs breaks too.
Purser stressed the fact that Wolfhard, as well as the other cast members of "Stranger Things," are not required to stop for anyone anytime.