Definition of stockjobber in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstäkˌjäbər/


North American derogatory
A stockbroker.
Example sentences
  • A second reason, certainly understood by the infamous stockjobbers crowding the coffee houses of Exchange Alley, was the option value of defaulting on future installments in case the stock began to lose value in the market.
  • In the same period, English investors slowly overcame a long-standing suspicion of stockjobbers and the share markets.
  • At the end of the novel she marries the stockjobber, a leading promoter of the American railway scheme.



Pronunciation: /ˈstäkˌjäbiNG/
Example sentences
  • It means that somebody was interested in this stockjobbing and it can be easily explained.
  • The stockjobbing in this city offered greater advantages than to buy shares in the canal.
  • The use of the term shall will beget speculations and increase the pestilent practice of stockjobbing.

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Syllabification: stock·job·ber

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