the conduct of public or official business for the sake of improper private gain.

Origin of jobbery

First recorded in 1825–35; jobber + -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for jobbery

Historical Examples of jobbery

  • They appear to have one object in view, and only one—jobbery.

    The Romany Rye

    George Borrow

  • Jobbery, the arrangement of jobs, or unfair business proceedings.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • Does not this system give opportunities for bribery and jobbery?

    A. D. 2000

    Alvarado M. Fuller

  • Also there is privilege to be reckoned with, and there is jobbery.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland

  • Another was the jobbery of politicians in a time of seething turmoil.

British Dictionary definitions for jobbery



the practice of making private profit out of a public office; corruption or graft
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