banker

1
[ bang-ker ]
/ ˈbæŋ kər /

noun

a person employed by a bank, especially as an executive or other official.
Games. the keeper or holder of the bank.

Nearby words

  1. bank-and-turn indicator,
  2. banka,
  3. bankable,
  4. bankbook,
  5. banked,
  6. banker's acceptance,
  7. banker's bill,
  8. banker's check,
  9. banker's order,
  10. bankerish

Origin of banker

1
1525–35; < Middle French banquier; see bank2, -er2

banker

2
[ bang-ker ]
/ ˈbæŋ kər /

noun

a vessel employed in cod fishery on the banks off Newfoundland.
a fisherman on such a vessel.
Australian. a river near flood level, the water being almost bank high.

Origin of banker

2
First recorded in 1660–70; bank1 + -er1

banker

3
[ bang-ker ]
/ ˈbæŋ kər /

noun

a bench or table used by masons for dressing stones or bricks.

Origin of banker

3
First recorded in 1670–80; bank3 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for banker

banker

1
/ (ˈbæŋkə) /

noun

a person who owns or is an executive in a bank
an official or player in charge of the bank in any of various games, esp gambling games
a result that has been forecast identically in a series of entries on a football pool coupon
a person or thing that appears certain to win or be successful

noun

a fishing vessel of Newfoundland
a fisherman in such a vessel
Australian and NZ informal a stream almost overflowing its banks (esp in the phrase run a banker)
Also called: bank engine British a locomotive that is used to help a heavy train up a steep gradient

noun

a craftsman's workbench
a timber board used as a base for mixing building materials
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Word Origin and History for banker

banker

n.

"keeper of a bank," 1530s, agent noun formed from bank (n.1), possibly modeled on French banquier (16c.).

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