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
Related formsstock·job·ber·y, stock·job·bing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for stockjobber

Historical Examples of stockjobber

  • The Stockjobber has no country, except his own black pool of Agio.

    The French Revolution

    Thomas Carlyle

  • Wasn't it a stockjobber who thought Botticelli was a cheese?

    Austin and His Friends

    Frederic H. Balfour

  • It is droll to look back upon the movement which led public opinion to prefer a stockjobber to a gallant soldier.

    Rides on Railways

    Samuel Sidney

  • Lame duck, a stockjobber who speculates beyond his capital, and cannot pay his losses.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • Porters sweep up the gold, and throw it out at window, and the Stockjobber after it.

British Dictionary definitions for stockjobber


  1. British (formerly) a wholesale dealer on a stock exchange who sold securities to brokers without transacting directly with the publicOften shortened to: jobber See also market maker
  2. US derogatory a stockbroker, esp one dealing in worthless securities
Derived Formsstockjobbery or stockjobbing, noun
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