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jobber (plural jobbers)

  1. (archaic) One who works by the job.
  2. (business) An intermediary who buys and sells merchandise.
  3. (US, business) 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."
  4. (UK, finance) A market maker on the stock exchange
  5. (obsolete, UK, finance) A promoter or broker of stocks for investment.
    An act to restrain the number and ill practice of brokers and stock jobbers: 8 & 9 Wm. 3, ch. 32 (1697) [legislation of English parliament]
  6. (professional wrestling slang) a performer whose primary role is to lose to established talent.
  7. A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something the name of which one cannot recall).


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]


jobber m

  1. indefinite plural of jobb