[ stok-job-er ]

  1. a stock salesperson, especially one who sells or promotes worthless securities.

  2. British. a stock-exchange operator who acts as an intermediary between brokers.

Origin of stockjobber

First recorded in 1620–30; stock + jobber

Other words from stockjobber

  • stock·job·ber·y, stockjobbing, noun

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How to use stockjobber in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stockjobber


/ (ˈstɒkˌdʒɒbə) /

  1. British (formerly) a wholesale dealer on a stock exchange who sold securities to brokers without transacting directly with the public: Often shortened to: jobber See also market maker

  2. US derogatory a stockbroker, esp one dealing in worthless securities

Derived forms of stockjobber

  • stockjobbery or stockjobbing, noun

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