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jobbery

[job-uh-ree]
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noun
  1. the conduct of public or official business for the sake of improper private gain.
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Origin of jobbery

First recorded in 1825–35; jobber + -y3
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Related Words for jobbery

fraud, nepotism, crime, exploitation, malfeasance, extortion, graft, bribery, shuffle, perversion, shadiness, racket, wickedness, squeeze, depravity, payoff, demoralization, immorality, bestiality, misrepresentation

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

jobbery

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