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stock·job·ber

 (stŏk′jŏb′ər)
n.
1. Chiefly British A stock-exchange operator who deals only with brokers.
2. A stockbroker, especially an unscrupulous one.

stock′job′bing n.
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stockjobber

(ˈstɒkˌdʒɒbə)
n
1. (Stock Exchange) Brit (formerly) a wholesale dealer on a stock exchange who sold securities to brokers without transacting directly with the public. Often shortened to: jobber See also market maker
2. (Stock Exchange) derogatory US a stockbroker, esp one dealing in worthless securities
ˈstockˌjobbery, ˈstockˌjobbing n
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stock•job•ber

(ˈstɒkˌdʒɒb ər)

n.
a stockbroker, esp. one who sells worthless securities.
[1620–30]
stock′job`bing, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stockjobber - one who deals only with brokers or other jobbers
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
stock trader - someone who buys and sells stock shares
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Translations

stockjobber

[ˈstɒkˌdʒɒbəʳ] N (Brit) → agiotista mf
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and contradictory definitions of a stockjobber, who was sometimes a
Sheva had key traits of England's most prominent Sephardi or "Portuguese" Jews--he came to England from Spain and was a wealthy broker and stockjobber. But Sheva was made to look and sound like a poor Ashkenazi peddler: an old man with a long beard, "poorly dressed" in a long threadbare coat, who says "fader" for father and "goot" for good.
Compared with the mid-19th century -- when all it took to be a "stockjobber" was a loud voice and the ability to stand with a crowd of traders on a corner of Lower Manhattan; when separate cocoa, coffee, corn, cotton, and produce exchanges were set up around New York; and when a notorious futures trading pit conducted its after-hours business in the basement of a Midtown hotel -- trading at present is an absolutely antiseptic affair.
(128) Dousterswivel clearly functions here as a negative prototype of the eighteenth-century stockjobber who trades with promises, "specious appearances" and "specious lies." For this class of men, property performed as any other sort of currency that could be pawned for the fantasy, the dream, of a prosperous future: in the end, to use Pocock's formulation, "what one owned was promises." (31)
After chapters focusing on the distinct and less comprehensive manner in which the valuation survey impinged on Ireland and on Scotland, Short reminds the reader in his conclusion of the various contexts in which his subject may be placed: Commons versus Lords; Radical Liberal versus Patrician Tory; Land versus Stockjobber Capital; the growing power of the bureaucratic state.