jobber (plural jobbers)

  1. (archaic) One who works by the job and recruits other people. [19th c.]
  2. (business) An intermediary who buys and sells merchandise.
  3. (US, business) 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.
  4. (British, finance) A market maker on the stock exchange.
  5. (obsolete, UK, finance) A promoter or broker of stocks for investment.
    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]
  6. (professional wrestling slang) A performer whose primary role is to lose to established talent.
  7. (slang) A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something the name of which one cannot recall).
  8. (theater) An actor temporarily employed for a specific role, often in a touring company.
    • 1986, J. Allen, The 1986 Summer Theater Guide (page 83)
      Jobbers are used as needed.

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