jobber

[job-er]
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noun
  1. a wholesale merchant, especially one selling to retailers.
  2. a pieceworker.
  3. (formerly) a merchant who deals in special, odd, or job lots.
  4. a person who practices jobbery.

Origin of jobber

First recorded in 1660–70; job1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for jobber

jobber

noun
  1. British short for stockjobber (def. 1)
  2. a person who jobs
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Word Origin and History for jobber
n.

"one who does odd jobs," 1706, agent noun from job.

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