American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A stock-exchange operator who deals only with brokers.
- n. A stockbroker, especially an unscrupulous one.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who speculates in stocks for gain; one whose occupation is the purchase and sale of stocks or shares.
- n. chiefly UK, trading A stock-exchange operator who deals only with brokers.
- n. UK, pejorative, trading An unscrupulous stockbroker.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who speculates in stocks for gain; one whose occupation is to buy and sell stocks. In England a jobber acts as an intermediary between brokers.
- n. one who deals only with brokers or other jobbers
- stock + jobber (Wiktionary)
“It was about the year 1688 that the word stockjobber was first heard in London.”
“a member of the legislature who can properly be called a stockjobber or”
“If any spirit ever walks it must be that of the stockjobber, for how can such a one rest in its grave without knowing what shares are doing?”
“But come, we must go back to the inn; there is an ally of mine coming to me; a perfect specimen of a sharp Cornish mining stockjobber — as vulgar a fellow as you ever met, and as shrewd.”
“I entered my "Speedwell," a prominent stockjobber.”
“They cared as much about liberty as about old moons: this one speculated on a title; that one on a vice; a third, to possess a carriage and dine at Vefour's, had become the thrall of a wealthy stockjobber who paid his virtues by the month and his opinions by the line.”
“Wasn't it a stockjobber who thought Botticelli was a cheese?”
“City coffee importer, and Lang, the stockjobber, well known in his own circle as an amateur prestidigitator.”
“Why don't you make your offer to some company floater or stockjobber?”
“It was on an evening during the carnival season and the world, that is, the world that begins with the baron and ends with the stockjobber, floated upon waves of pleasure as bubbles of fat float on the surface of soup.”
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