banker

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Etymology 1[edit]

bank +‎ -er, after French banquier.

Noun[edit]

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banker (plural bankers)

  1. One who conducts the business of banking; one who, individually, or as a member of a company, keeps an establishment for the deposit or loan of money, or for traffic in money, bills of exchange, etc.
  2. (obsolete) A money changer.
  3. The dealer, or one who keeps the bank in a gambling house.
  4. The stone bench on which a mason cuts or squares his work.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From bank (an elevation, or rising ground) + +‎ -er

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banker (plural bankers)

  1. A vessel employed in the cod fishery on the banks of Newfoundland.
  2. (Britain, dialect) A ditcher; a drain digger.
    • 1941, Ernestine Hill, My Love Must Wait, A&R Classics 2013, p. 6:
      But this was no storm, the bankers could have told him. It was break of the year.
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  3. (mining) A banksman.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From bank (an incline or hill) +‎ -er.

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Noun[edit]

banker (plural bankers)

  1. (rail transport, Britain, Australia) A railway locomotive that can be attached to the rear of a train to assist it in climbing an incline.
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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

banker c pl

  1. indefinite plural of bank

Verb[edit]

banker

  1. present tense of banke

Ladino[edit]

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banker m (Latin spelling)

  1. banker

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

banker m pl

  1. indefinite plural of bank.
  2. indefinite plural of banke

Verb[edit]

banker

  1. present tense of banke

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

banker

  1. indefinite plural of bank.