agiotage

noun

agio·​tage
ˌa-zhə-ˈtäzh,
-jə-;
ˈa-j(ē-)ə-tij
plural -s
1
: speculative buying or selling of stocks : stockjobbing
2
: exchange business

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of agiotage was in 1792

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“Agiotage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agiotage. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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