Definitions

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  • noun informal, derogatory A criminally irresponsible banker

Etymologies

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Blend of banker and gangster

Examples

  • Why you won't hear me using the word bankster "in which I talked about a similar rhetorical tool used to label bankers.

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  • The head of the commission, Ferdinand Pecora, is often credited with popularizing the word "bankster," which combines "banker" and "gangster."

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  • The head of the commission, Ferdinand Pecora, is often credited with popularising the word "bankster", which combines "banker" and "gangster."

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  • The head of the commission, Ferdinand Pecora, is often credited with popularizing the word "bankster," which combines "banker" and "gangster."

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  • The head of the commission, Ferdinand Pecora, is often credited with popularizing the word "bankster," which combines "banker" and "gangster."

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  • The head of the commission, Ferdinand Pecora, is often credited with popularising the word "bankster", which combines "banker" and "gangster."

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  • Washington blames the "bankster" thieves who looted trillions of dollars through mojo financial schemes which allowed them to create money out of air backed by "derivatives."

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  • Words coined during the dark days of the 1930s such as "bankster", which is a mix of banker and gangster, are suddenly back in vogue as a younger generation of Europeans used to more than a decade of consumerism gets its first taste of dole queues.

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  • Words coined during the dark days of the 1930s such as "bankster", which is a mix of banker and gangster, are suddenly back in vogue as a younger generation of Europeans used to more than a decade of consumerism gets its first taste of dole queues.

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  • But, I have made a conscious effort to not use the word 'bankster' because I find it unfair and dehumanizing.

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  • "bankster" is obviously a contraction of "banker" and "gangster" and has become quite common since the bank bailout fiascos of 2008 and 2009.

    September 19, 2009

  • this word annoys me, I don't know why. maybe because I've seen it used one too many times by people who are more or less financially illiterate.

    November 11, 2013

  • Maybe they'll be bankrupsters one day.

    November 11, 2013