from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that buys merchandise from manufacturers and sells it to retailers.
- n. One that works by the piece or at odd jobs.
- n. Chiefly British A middleman in the exchange of stocks and securities among brokers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who works by the job.
- n. An intermediary who buys and sells merchandise.
- n. A type of intermediary in the apparel industry, as well as others, who buys excess merchandise from brand owners and manufacturers, and sells to retailers at prices that are 20-70% below wholesale. Because of the negative connotations of the word "jobber," they are now referred to by the more politically-correct term - "Off-price specialists."
- n. A market maker on the stock exchange
- n. A promoter or broker of stocks for investment.
- n. a performer whose primary role is to lose to established talent.
- n. A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something the name of which one cannot recall).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who works by the job.
- n. A dealer in the public stocks or funds; a stockjobber.
- n. One who buys goods from importers, wholesalers, or manufacturers, and sells to retailers.
- n. One who turns official or public business to private advantage; hence, one who performs low or mercenary work in office, politics, or intrigue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which jobs, pecks, or stabs: used in composition: as, tree-jobber or wood-jobber (a woodpecker); nut-jobber (a nuthatch).
- n. One who does anything by the job; one who does small jobs or chance work.
- n. One who lets out or furnishes horses or carriages by the week or month; a job-master.
- n. One who purchases goods in bulk and resells them to smaller dealers; a middleman.
- n. On the London stock-exchange, a dealer in stocks and bonds on his own account; a stock-exchange operator to whom brokers sell, and from whom they buy, it being; contrary to stock-exchange etiquette for brokers to negotiate with each other; a middleman or intermediary acting between brokers.
- n. One who renders the discharge of a trust subservient to private ends; especially, an intriguer who turns public work to his own or his friends' advantage; hence, one who performs low or dirty work in office, politics, or intrigue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
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Often two wholesalers, the second one being known as a jobber, are involved in the transaction, as in plan No. 5.
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If you're a manufacturer with over-runs, or a wholesaler, jobber or retailer with stock that you just can't move, consider packing up whatever will fit into that extra suitcase.
Nå vi lever etter industrielle fasen, som de kaller det, og jobber for det meste tjenesten jobber, i stedet for industri-produksjon jobber.
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