a broker, especially one employed by a member firm of a stock exchange, who buys and sells stocks and other securities for customers.

Origin of stockbroker

First recorded in 1700–10; stock + broker
Also called broker.
Related formsstock·brok·er·age, stock brokerage [stok-broh-ker-ij] /ˈstɒkˌbroʊ kər ɪdʒ/, nounstock·brok·ing, stock·brok·er·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of stockbroker

Historical Examples of stockbroker

  • He came to Paris and entered the office of Mazaud, the stockbroker.

    A Zola Dictionary

    J. G. Patterson

  • I'd much rather be married to a painter than to a stockbroker.

    The Moon and Sixpence

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • The stockbroker had too short a go—he was carried off in his flower.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

  • My idea was a stockbroker, with an undercurrent of romance in his nature.

    Novel Notes

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • Jelfs was a stockbroker and the professional wit of the party.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate

    Freeman Wills Crofts

British Dictionary definitions for stockbroker



a person who buys and sells securities on a commission basis for customersOften shortened to: broker
Derived Formsstockbrokerage (ˈstɒkˌbrəʊkərɪdʒ) or stockbroking, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for stockbroker

1706, from stock (n.2) + broker.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper