[ kam-bist ]
/ ˈkæm bɪst /
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a dealer in bills of exchange.
an expert in foreign exchange.
a manual giving the moneys, weights, and measures of different countries, with their equivalents.
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OTHER WORDS FROM cambistcam·bist·ry, noun
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Cambist, kam′bist, n. one skilled in the science of exchange.
British Dictionary definitions for cambist
/ (ˈkæmbɪst) /
a dealer or expert in foreign exchange
a manual of currency exchange rates and similar equivalents of weights and measures
Derived forms of cambistcambistry, noun
Word Origin for cambist
C19: from French cambiste, from Italian cambista, from cambio (money) exchange
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