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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
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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  • You shall find a man of letters sharing diggings with an auctioneer, and a medical student pigging with a stockbroker's clerk.

    The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
  • The vicar's cousin, a stockbroker, said that Thessaly's father had been a Greek adventurer.

  • She had a particular friend, a madame Boncault, the widow of a stockbroker, and she was anxious to contribute to her well-doing.

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
  • The stockbroker says to the public: My dear sir, here is an open market.

  • You hear of the stockbroker going to Europe in his yacht every Summer.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • The stockbroker flirts with the barmaid—cases have been known; often he marries her.

    Tea-Table Talk 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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