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jobber

[job-er] /ˈdʒɒb ər/
noun
1.
a wholesale merchant, especially one selling to retailers.
2.
a pieceworker.
3.
(formerly) a merchant who deals in special, odd, or job lots.
4.
a person who practices jobbery.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; job1 + -er1
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Examples from the web for jobber
  • Only a baseline contract with the jobber, and the jobber always wins at the year-end round-up.
  • His firm is a jobber for heavy industry packing and gaskets for piston rings, hydraulic equipment, presses and machinery.
  • He set out as a contractor, hiring seamstresses to sew garments for a jobber who took orders from retail stores.
British Dictionary definitions for jobber

jobber

/ˈdʒɒbə/
noun
1.
(Brit) short for stockjobber (sense 1)
2.
a person who jobs
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Contemporary definitions for jobber
noun

See jabroni

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Word Origin and History for jobber
n.

"one who does odd jobs," 1706, agent noun from job.

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Slang definitions & phrases for jobber

jobber

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jabroni


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