verb (used without object), jobbed, job·bing.
verb (used with object), jobbed, job·bing.
- to destroy, defeat, damage, or confound thoroughly: The thugs did a job on him—he'll be in the hospital for a month.
- to deceive, persuade, or charm glibly; snow.
Origin of job1
Definition for jobbing (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object), jobbed, job·bing, noun
Origin of job2
Examples from the Web for jobbing
Even in his final interview, with Dawkins, he described himself as a "jobbing hack."
The "corner store" became known far and wide, and a very large country trade was built up in the jobbing department.Cleveland Past and Present|Maurice Joblin
I sold my gun for sixty dollars, half what it was worth, and did jobbing enough to keep me alive.Down South|Oliver Optic
Jobbing gardeners are sometimes neat, and if they leave their rubbish behind them, the hepaticas may turn up again.Mary's Meadow|Juliana Horatia Ewing
Business had been going very badly with him, I knew, because a jobbing house from which I bought had stopped his credit.Dawson Black: Retail Merchant|Harold Whitehead
In his immediate vicinity the street was lined with tall bleak fronts of jobbing houses, all dark and all shuttered.The Life of the Party|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for jobbing (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for jobbing (2 of 3)
- actively engaged in one's employment
- British taboo engaged in sexual intercourse
verb jobs, jobbing or jobbed
- to buy and sell (goods or services) as a middlemanhe jobs in government surplus
- British to buy and sell stocks and shares as a stockjobberhe jobs in blue chips
Word Origin for job
British Dictionary definitions for jobbing (3 of 3)
- a Jewish patriarch, who maintained his faith in God in spite of the afflictions sent by God to test him
- the book containing Job's pleas to God under these afflictions, attempted explanations of them by his friends, and God's reply to him
Culture definitions for jobbing
In the Old Testament, a man whose faith was severely tested by Satan, with God's permission. Job was the most prosperous and happy of men, who faithfully praised God for God's goodness. In order to get him to curse God, Satan destroyed all that Job owned, killed his children, and struck Job himself with vile sores from head to foot. False friends of Job's suggested that he should abandon his beliefs (see Job's comforters). But even in absolute misery, Job would not curse God, saying instead, “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord.” As a reward for his steadfast faith, God healed Job and “gave him twice as much as he had before.”
Idioms and Phrases with jobbing
see do a job on; hatchet man (job); lie down (on the job); on the job; put-up job; snow job; soft job.