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job +‎ -er



jobber (plural jobbers)

  1. (archaic) (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) One who works by the job and recruit other people. [19th c.]
  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.
  4. (Britain, finance) A market maker on the stock exchange
  5. (obsolete, Britain, 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).

Usage notes[edit]

Because of the negative connotations of the word "jobber," the sense of "intermediary in the apparel industry" has been superseded by the more politically-correct term off-price specialists.


Derived terms[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]


jobber m pl

  1. indefinite plural of jobb



  1. present tense of jobbe