jobber

Definitions:

  • One that buys merchandise from manufacturers and sells it to retailers.
  • One that works by the job or by the contract.
  • A middleman in the exchange of stocks and securities among brokers.
  • One who or that which jobs, pecks, or stabs: used in composition: as, <em>tree-jobber</em> or <em>wood-jobber</em> (a woodpecker); <em>nut-jobber</em> (a nuthatch).
  • One who does anything by the job; one who does small jobs or chance work.
  • One who lets out or furnishes horses or carriages by the week or month; a job-master.
  • One who purchases goods in bulk and resells them to smaller dealers; a middleman.
  • On the London stock-exchange, a dealer in stocks and bonds on his own account; a stock-exchange operator to whom brokers sell, and from whom they buy, it being; contrary to stock-exchange etiquette for brokers to negotiate with each other; a middleman or intermediary acting between brokers.
  • One who renders the discharge of a trust subservient to private ends; especially, an intriguer who turns public work to his own or his friends' advantage; hence, one who performs low or dirty work in office, politics, or intrigue.
  • One who works by the job.
  • A dealer in the public stocks or funds; a stockjobber.
  • One who buys goods from importers, wholesalers, or manufacturers, and sells to retailers.
  • One who turns official or public business to private advantage; hence, one who performs low or mercenary work in office, politics, or intrigue.
  • One who works by the job.
  • An <xref>intermediary</xref> who buys and sells merchandise.
  • 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."
  • A <xref>market maker</xref> on the <xref>stock exchange</xref>
  • A promoter or broker of <xref>stocks</xref> for investment.
  • a performer whose primary role is to lose to established talent.
  • A <xref>thing</xref> (often used in a vague way to refer to something the name of which one cannot recall).
  • someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
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