Definitions for jobberˈdʒɒb ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a wholesale merchant, esp. one selling to retailers.
(formerly) a merchant dealing in special, odd, or job lots.
a person who practices jobbery.
Origin of jobber:
jobber, middleman, wholesaler(noun)
someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
One who works by the job.
A person or corporation that engages in job production.
An intermediary 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 market maker on the stock exchange
an unscrupulous promoter or broker of stocks for investment, often on speculative value and through manipulative or deceptive means
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]
a performer whose primary role is to lose to established talent.
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