noun (1)
bank·​er | \ ˈbaŋ-kər How to pronounce banker (audio) \

Definition of banker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that engages in the business of banking
2 : the player who keeps the bank in various games


noun (2)

Definition of banker (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person or boat employed in the cod fishery on the Newfoundland banks

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bankerly \ ˈbaŋ-​kər-​lē How to pronounce bankerly (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of banker

Noun (1)

circa 1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1654, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of banker was in 1654

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“Banker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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bank·​er | \ ˈbaŋ-kər How to pronounce banker (audio) \

Kids Definition of banker

: a person who is engaged in the business of a bank

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