Definition of Jobber

1. Noun. Someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers.

Exact synonyms: Middleman, Wholesaler
Generic synonyms: Distributer, Distributor
Specialized synonyms: Meat Packer, Packer
Derivative terms: Wholesale

Definition of Jobber

1. n. One who works by the job.

Definition of Jobber

1. Noun. (archaic) One who works by the job. ¹

2. Noun. A person or corporation that engages in job production. ¹

3. Noun. (business) An intermediary who buys and sells merchandise. ¹

4. Noun. (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. Because of the negative connotations of the word "jobber," they are now referred to by the more politically-correct term - "Off-price specialists." ¹

5. Noun. (British finance) A market maker on the stock exchange ¹

6. Noun. (obsolete UK finance) A promoter or broker of stocks for investment. ¹

7. Noun. (context: professional wrestling slang) a performer whose primary role is to lose to established talent. ¹

8. Noun. A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall) ¹

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Definition of Jobber

1. a pieceworker [n -S] - See also: pieceworker

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jobber

job interview
job lot
job of work
job op
job queue
job queues
job satisfaction
job scheduler
job schedulers
job shop
job title
jobber (current term)
jobbing house
jobbing houses

Literary usage of Jobber

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Marketing by Fred Emerson Clark (1922)
"In addition to this, the jobber's salesmen may not have the qualities necessary to sell the new article, particularly if it is a specialty. ..."

2. Business Administration by Leon Carroll Marshall (1921)
"To the man on the street the jobber is a large, important commercial house, ... But much more is involved in the work of the jobber that becomes apparent ..."

3. Modern Salesmanagement: A Practical Handbook and Guide by Justus George Frederick (1919)
"For an article whose demand is yet to be created, and for the development of which the jobber is to be relied upon almost exclusively, a still higher margin ..."

4. Coöperation in agriculture by George Harold Powell (1913)
"A jobber is a wholesale fruit dealer. He buys the fruit from the producer, ... In a given transaction one jobber may intervene between the producer and the ..."

5. Coöperation in Agriculture by George Harold Powell (1913)
"A jobber is a wholesale fruit dealer. He buys the fruit from the producer, ... In a given transaction one jobber may intervene between the producer and the ..."

6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1877)
"The jobber, as we have often suggested, performs an important function in ... So we hear of cases where the jobber is stocked up with a good bill of the ..."

7. A Treatise on the Specific Performance of Contracts by Edward Fry (1892)
"In this passage, and in several of the and pur- cases which have occurred, the jobber is spoken of as the same, if his rights and liabilities were distinct ..."

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