Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Making markets in equity securities; dealing in stocks and shares.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or art of dealing in stocks; the business of a stockjobber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The business of dealing in stocks or shares; the purchase and sale of stocks, bonds, etc., as carried on by jobbers who operate on their own account.

Etymologies

From stockjobber. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The large capitalization is primarily for the purpose of concealing as far as possible the unreasonably large profits, although it often serves other ends, especially in stockjobbing schemes, and indirectly aids in the advance of rates.

    Public Ownership of Public Utilities

  • No wonder we all long for London, where stockjobbing is the rage.

    The Scandal of the Season

  • We cannot make our fortune with official positions, nor with stockjobbing tricks.

    Yvette

  • The sudden signing of it, when war was well nigh pronounced by the prime minister, gave rise to stockjobbing, and in the course of a few days large fortunes were made in Change-alley.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • Battling with stockjobbing ladies, meeting all their wiles and tricks, or embarking in the Hades of the city's politics!

    Rippling Rhymes

  • An order was directly signed by Louis, according to which the police commissary, Chazot, was to arrest the manufacturer Leboure, of Lyons, and put him into a post-chaise, under the care of two gendarmes, who were to see him safe to Lyons, where he was to sign a promise of not returning to Paris without the permission of Government, being suspected of stockjobbing (agiotage).

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Paris without the permission of Government, being suspected of stockjobbing (agiotage).

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • He apprehended it would be productive of much stockjobbing, and that they would play into one another's hands in such a manner as that this property would be lost to the country.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • As it has, thank God, turned out to be a hoax, a most wicked hoax, of some stockjobbing or traitorous wretch at Liverpool, I shall not waste your time and sympathies by telling you of the anxious hours we spent till seven in the evening, when the truth was made out.

    Lady John Russell

  • In addition to these independent enterprises, the telephone has unfortunately furnished an opportunity for stockjobbing schemes on a considerable scale.

    The Age of Big Business; a chronicle of the captains of industry

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