- (American English) → stockbrokerExample 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.
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