- a stock salesperson, especially one who sells or promotes worthless securities.
- British. a stock-exchange operator who acts as an intermediary between brokers.
Origin of stockjobber
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Examples from the Web for stockjobber
The Stockjobber has no country, except his own black pool of Agio.The French Revolution
Wasn't it a stockjobber who thought Botticelli was a cheese?Austin and His Friends
Frederic H. Balfour
It is droll to look back upon the movement which led public opinion to prefer a stockjobber to a gallant soldier.Rides on Railways
Lame duck, a stockjobber who speculates beyond his capital, and cannot pay his losses.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
Porters sweep up the gold, and throw it out at window, and the Stockjobber after it.
- British (formerly) a wholesale dealer on a stock exchange who sold securities to brokers without transacting directly with the publicOften shortened to: jobber See also market maker
- US derogatory a stockbroker, esp one dealing in worthless securities
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