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banker

1
[bang-ker]
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noun
  1. a person employed by a bank, especially as an executive or other official.
  2. Games. the keeper or holder of the bank.
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Origin of banker

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

banker

2
[bang-ker]
noun
  1. a vessel employed in cod fishery on the banks off Newfoundland.
  2. a fisherman on such a vessel.
  3. Australian. a river near flood level, the water being almost bank high.
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Origin of banker

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

banker

3
[bang-ker]
noun
  1. a bench or table used by masons for dressing stones or bricks.
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Origin of banker

3
First recorded in 1670–80; bank3 + -er1
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Related Words for banker

broker, manager, officer, financier, investor, dealer, house, treasurer, capitalist, usurer, croupier, teller

Examples from the Web for banker

Contemporary Examples of banker

Historical Examples of banker

  • You know I am your banker, and it is only natural for you to call upon me.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • A man who entrusts his heart to a woman has a jade for his banker.

    Viviette

    William J. Locke

  • A polite lie had been written to her husband, a banker of power in the city.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • The Banker's past life was not compatible with generous dealing.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • Linda sat very quietly a minute and then she looked at the banker.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter


British Dictionary definitions for banker

banker

1
noun
  1. a person who owns or is an executive in a bank
  2. an official or player in charge of the bank in any of various games, esp gambling games
  3. a result that has been forecast identically in a series of entries on a football pool coupon
  4. a person or thing that appears certain to win or be successful
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banker

2
noun
  1. a fishing vessel of Newfoundland
  2. a fisherman in such a vessel
  3. Australian and NZ informal a stream almost overflowing its banks (esp in the phrase run a banker)
  4. Also called: bank engine British a locomotive that is used to help a heavy train up a steep gradient
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banker

3
noun
  1. a craftsman's workbench
  2. a timber board used as a base for mixing building materials
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Word Origin and History for banker

n.

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

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