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stockjobber

[ stok-job-er ]
/ ˈstɒkˌdʒɒb ər /
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noun
a stock salesperson, especially one who sells or promotes worthless securities.
British. a stock-exchange operator who acts as an intermediary between brokers.
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Origin of stockjobber

First recorded in 1620–30; stock + jobber

OTHER WORDS FROM stockjobber

stock·job·ber·y, stockjobbing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stockjobber

stockjobber
/ (ˈstɒkˌdʒɒbə) /

noun
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
US derogatory a stockbroker, esp one dealing in worthless securities

Derived forms of stockjobber

stockjobbery or stockjobbing, noun
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