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noun (1)

bank·​er ˈbaŋ-kər How to pronounce banker (audio)
: one that engages in the business of banking
: the player who keeps the bank in various games
bankerly adjective


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noun (2)

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

Examples of banker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
In the group were such prominent people as banker David Rockefeller, Army Lt. Gen. James Gavin and Nitze, former policy planning director at the State Department. Thomas W. Lippman, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2023 Family members of former President Donald Trump were considering purchasing a Florida golf course in 2011 when they were introduced to Rosemary Vrablic, a banker at Deutsche Bank. Graham Kates, CBS News, 29 Nov. 2023 Veteran banker Zhu Hexin has been named as the new Communist Party chief of China’s foreign-exchange regulator, succeeding Pan Gongsheng, who heads up the country’s central bank. WSJ, 24 Nov. 2023 One power player connected to several Musk companies is Jared Birchall, a former Morgan Stanley banker. Byluisa Beltran, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 The financial district name has become something of a misnomer as the neighborhood, once derided as a desert after the bankers commute home, becomes a vibrant residential enclave at Manhattan’s southernmost tip. Matthew Haag, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, awards to regional commercial and retail bankers are projected to decline 10%-20%, according to the analysis. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 And despite progress on taming inflation, central bankers may be hesitant to declare victory. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, 14 Nov. 2023 Photograph: Andrew Hetherington strolling into a low-key seafood bistro in Winter Park, Florida, for a late lunch, Mike McCarley has the confidence of someone at equal ease among bankers in a boardroom and blue-collar partisans at a Chickie’s and Pete’s. WIRED, 9 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

circa 1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1654, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of banker was in 1654

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Cite this Entry

“Banker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


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