noun cam·bist \-bə̇st\

Definition of cambist



  1. 1 :  one who deals in bills of exchange or who is skilled in the science and practice of exchange

  2. 2 :  a table or manual giving the exchange values of moneys, weights, and measures of various countries

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Origin and Etymology of cambist

French cambiste, from Italian cambista, from cambio + -ista -ist

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a brief usually trivial fact

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