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  1. a dealer in bills of exchange.
  2. an expert in foreign exchange.
  3. a manual giving the moneys, weights, and measures of different countries, with their equivalents.
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Origin of cambist

1800–10; < French cambiste < Italian cambista. See cambium, -ist
Related formscam·bist·ry, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Cambist, kam′bist, n. one skilled in the science of exchange.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


British Dictionary definitions for cambist


noun finance
  1. a dealer or expert in foreign exchange
  2. a manual of currency exchange rates and similar equivalents of weights and measures
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Derived Formscambistry, noun

Word Origin

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