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cambist

[ kam-bist ]
/ ˈkæm bɪst /
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noun

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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Origin of cambist

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cambist

cam·bist·ry, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cambist

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 of cambist

cambistry, noun

Word Origin for cambist

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