There are 2 main definitions of banker in English:

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banker 1

Syllabification: bank·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbaNGkər/

noun

1An officer or owner of a bank or group of banks.
Example sentences
  • They do it to bulge the bank accounts of bankers, company managers, and investors all over the world.
  • The article discusses six Barclays bankers who managed to spend £44,000 on one meal.
  • We have been acting as bankers and managers to public issues.
1.1The person running the table, controlling play, or acting as dealer in some gambling or board games.
Example sentences
  • When you bet, you place the money on the table and the banker detaches an equal amount from the bank to match your bet.
  • In Pai Gow Poker, do you ever recommend being the banker?
  • To win at Pai Gow poker, you have to beat both of the banker's hands with both of your hands.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from French banquier, from banque (see bank2).

Words that rhyme with banker

anchor, Bianca, canker, Casablanca, Costa Blanca, flanker, franker, hanker, lingua franca, Lubyanka, rancour (US rancor), ranker, Salamanca, spanker, Sri Lanka, tanka, tanker, up-anchor

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There are 2 main definitions of banker in English:

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banker 2 Line breaks: bank¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbaŋkə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

1A boat employed in cod fishing off Newfoundland.
Example sentences
  • There has been a long and proud tradition of rowing in Callinafercy down through the years from the banker fishing boat to the present Four Oar and Seine Boat and now the One Design Boat.
1.1A Newfoundland fisherman.
2Australian /NZ informal A river flooded to the top of its banks.
Example sentences
  • I was also reminded that after Tony's last big birthday affair, the skies opened up and the normally dry dusty Todd ran a banker for a couple of days.
3An additional locomotive used to assist a train in ascending an incline.
4A bench at which a stonemason works.

Phrases

run (or come down) a banker

1
Australian /NZ informal (Of a river) flood to the top of, or over, its banks: the creek is running a banker
More example sentences
  • They were back just in time to be saved from the deluge which came down on 6 March causing the creeks to be flooded and the Cooper to run a banker.
  • The Wirreanda, and other creeks, were running a banker after more than seven centimetres of rain.
  • I was also reminded that after Tony's last big birthday affair, the skies opened up and the normally dry dusty Todd ran a banker for a couple of days.

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