bro·​king ˈbrō-kiŋ How to pronounce broking (audio)
chiefly British
: the business of a broker : brokerage

Examples of broking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This morning’s update indicates the strong fourth-quarter was in particular driven by its broking division. WSJ, 5 Jan. 2024 Last year, a majority of employers with on-site or near-site health centers either added or increased virtual care services in place of in-person visits during the pandemic, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson, a global advisory, broking and solutions company. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 21 July 2021 Once upon a time, English banking and broking prided itself on its integrity. Geoffrey Wheatcroft, The New Republic, 24 Aug. 2022 Equities-trading revenues have all but disappeared after the bank’s exit last year from prime broking, which finances hedge funds. Myriam Balezou, Fortune, 22 Aug. 2022 PropertyGuru launched a mortgage broking product in the city-state at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and over S$1 billion ($745 million) in loans in the past 12 months, CEO Hari Krishnan told Forbes Asia. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Black women are the most reliable Democratic voters in America and are, with the election of Harris and the power broking of Abrams, beginning to receive their just rewards on a national level. Peniel Joseph, CNN, 21 Apr. 2021 By purchasing Miller, Cinven enters the fragmented market of insurance broking, which could lead to further acquisitions. Jan-Henrik Foerster,, 9 Nov. 2020 The firm focused on stock research and broking, and prided itself on being non-hierarchical and freethinking. Quentin Webb, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of broking was in 1579

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“Broking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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