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[stok-broh-ker] /ˈstɒkˌbroʊ kər/
a broker, especially one employed by a member firm of a stock exchange, who buys and sells stocks and other securities for customers.
Also called broker.
Origin of stockbroker
First recorded in 1700-10; stock + broker
Related forms
stockbrokerage, stock brokerage
[stok-broh-ker-ij] /ˈstɒkˌbroʊ kər ɪdʒ/ (Show IPA),
stockbroking, stockbrokering, noun Unabridged
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  • He came to Paris and entered the office of Mazaud, the stockbroker.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • I'd much rather be married to a painter than to a stockbroker.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • The stockbroker had too short a go—he was carried off in his flower.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • My idea was a stockbroker, with an undercurrent of romance in his nature.

    Novel Notes Jerome K. Jerome
  • Jelfs was a stockbroker and the professional wit of the party.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • In the perfect world the farmer would be worth more than the stockbroker.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for stockbroker


a person who buys and sells securities on a commission basis for customers Often shortened to broker
Derived Forms
stockbrokerage (ˈstɒkˌbrəʊkərɪdʒ), stockbroking, noun
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Word Origin and History for stockbroker

1706, from stock (n.2) + broker.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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