Definitions for jobberˈdʒɒb ər
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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
A jobber, or petroleum marketer, is a person or company that purchases quantities of refined fuel from refining companies, either for sale to retailers, or to sell directly to the users of those products. In essence, the jobber acts as the "middleman" between the company that refines the petroleum products and those that either use them or market them at retail prices. The jobber often owns the gasoline being sold, and the station it is being sold to, but allows an operator to lease the store. In 2001, 44.3% of all gasoline in the U.S. was sold through jobbers. Approximately the same percentage was sold through integrated oil company owned and operated stores or franchise arrangements. The percentage of jobbers responsible for fuel sale in the USA in 2004 fell to 37.3%. Jobbers are represented by trade associations such as the *National Association of Shell Marketers, *SIGMA: America's Leading Fuel Marketers and the *Petroleum Marketers Association of America.
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