[ kam-bist ]
/ ˈkæm bɪst /


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.

Origin of cambist

1800–10; < French cambiste < Italian cambista. See cambium, -ist

Related forms

cam·bist·ry, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cambist


/ (ˈkæmbɪst) /

noun finance

a dealer or expert in foreign exchange
a manual of currency exchange rates and similar equivalents of weights and measures

Derived Forms

cambistry, noun

Word Origin for cambist

C19: from French cambiste, from Italian cambista, from cambio (money) exchange
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