AskDefine | Define jobber

Dictionary Definition

jobber n : someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers [syn: middleman, wholesaler]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. An intermediary who buys and sells merchandise.
  2. In the United States, a jobber is most commonly referred to intermediaries in the apparel industry, who buy excess merchadise from brand owners and manufacturers, and sell 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."
  3. a market maker on the stock exchange
  4. (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, a performer whose primary role is to lose to established talent.
  5. An uncool person; A person that is consistenly screwing up situations and doing dumb things. (Calling someone a jobber has similar connotations to calling them a 'douchebag')

Extensive Definition

A jobber may refer to:
  • In the United States, an intermediary in the apparel industry who buys excess merchandise from manufacturers and brand owners and sells to retailers at prices that are typically 20-70% below wholesale. Because of the emergence of the discount retail sector since the 1990s, jobbers have grown in stature and are more appropriately referred to as "off-price specialists."
  • Jobber (book), a book wholesaler
  • Jobber (fuel), a middleman in the fuel industry
  • Job (professional wrestling), the deliberate loss of a match
  • Stockjobber, a dealer in financial securities
  • Jobbing house, a type of wholesale business
  • Jobber, a length of drill bit (Drill bit sizes)
  • Jobber, A burt/scot that has taken a beating from Kvolcom

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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