(2 syl.). To dismiss an officer from the army, to discard from society. (French, casser, to break; Italian, cassa'rë, to blot out; Ger. kassiren.)
The ruling rogue, who dreads to be cashiered, Contrives, as he is hated, to be feared.
Swift: Epistle to Mr. Gay, line 137.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894