- a person employed by a bank, especially as an executive or other official.
- Games. the keeper or holder of the bank.
Origin of banker1
Origin of banker2
- a bench or table used by masons for dressing stones or bricks.
Origin of banker3
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Examples from the Web for banker
In 1903, he married Hortense Mitchell, the daughter of a Chicago banker.
One of their collectors was the New York banker, Robert Lehman.
She said she had been single since a relationship ended two-and-a-half years before with [banker and socialite] Orin Lehman.Joan Rivers: 'Death Is Like Plastic Surgery'
September 4, 2014
“This is all we have talked about for the last couple months,” said Banker White, in an interview with Creative Capital.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Banker White is based in the UK.
You know I am your banker, and it is only natural for you to call upon me.Brave and Bold
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
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
- 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
- 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
- a craftsman's workbench
- a timber board used as a base for mixing building materials
Word Origin and History for banker
"keeper of a bank," 1530s, agent noun formed from bank (n.1), possibly modeled on French banquier (16c.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper