agio·​tage | \ ˌa-zhə-ˈtäzh, -jə-; ˈa-j(ē-)ə-tij \
plural -s

Definition of agiotage

1 : speculative buying or selling of stocks : stockjobbing
2 : exchange business

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First Known Use of agiotage

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for agiotage

French, from agioter to practice stockjobbing (from agio stockjobbing, from Italian aggio, agio) + -age

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“Agiotage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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