- Rhymes: -ɒbə(ɹ)
jobber (plural jobbers)
- (archaic) One who works by the job and recruit other people. [19th c.]
- (business) An intermediary who buys and sells merchandise.
- (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.
- (Britain, finance) A market maker on the stock exchange
- (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]
- (professional wrestling slang) A performer whose primary role is to lose to established talent.
- A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something the name of which one cannot recall).
Because of the negative connotations of the word "jobber," the sense of "intermediary in the apparel industry" has been superseded by the more politically-correct term off-price specialists.
- (wrestling): jabroni
jobber m pl
- present tense of