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[stok-broh-ker] /ˈstɒkˌbroʊ kər/
a broker, especially one employed by a member firm of a stock exchange, who buys and sells stocks and other securities for customers.
Also called broker.
Origin of stockbroker
1700-10; stock + broker
Related forms
stockbrokerage, stock brokerage
[stok-broh-ker-ij] /ˈstɒkˌbroʊ kər ɪdʒ/ (Show IPA),
stockbroking, stockbrokering, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for stockbroker
  • And instead of calling a stockbroker or visiting a bank branch, many routinely do trading and banking online.
  • And then your stockbroker makes a fortune while you go broke.
  • The best represented of the professions is that of stockbroker.
  • His first story was about a stockbroker who uses inside information and crosses a moral line.
  • Sam was a stockbroker who was currently being investigated by his own company.
  • Her paternal grandfather was a stockbroker and financier.
  • The whole point of having a stockbroker was to take advantage of his inside information.
  • They have been issued to follow everything from a timber company to an online stockbroker.
  • On flotation, the venture-capital subsidiary cashes in its equity and the stockbroker trousers the underwriting fee.
  • They are on intimate terms with the onetime stockbroker.
British Dictionary definitions for stockbroker


a person who buys and sells securities on a commission basis for customers Often shortened to broker
Derived Forms
stockbrokerage (ˈstɒkˌbrəʊkərɪdʒ), stockbroking, noun
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Word Origin and History for stockbroker

1706, from stock (n.2) + broker.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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