stock·​bro·​ker ˈstäk-ˌbrō-kər How to pronounce stockbroker (audio)
: a broker who executes orders to buy and sell securities and often also acts as a security dealer
stockbrokerage noun
stockbroking noun

Examples of stockbroker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Silent film star Colleen Moore and her stockbroker husband, Homer Hargrave, lived in the two-story apartment first until Hargrave died in 1964. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 6 May 2024 Her father, Thomas Hitchcock Jr., was a World War I fighter pilot, polo star and stockbroker. Penelope Green, New York Times, 2 May 2024 George Millay, a former stockbroker and successful restaurateur, was looking for a new challenge and found just that after talking to a customer, Kenny Norris, curator of fish and mammals at Marineland. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2024 Unable to find another job in coaching, Dambrot became a stockbroker and started running a youth basketball clinic at a Jewish community center in Akron. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2024 Scott has long been a fixture of the 14-time Grammy winner’s touring enterprise, with fans reporting for years that the stockbroker enjoys passing out guitar picks to audience members at shows. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 26 Mar. 2024 The Cavill brothers were born to Colin Cavill, a stockbroker, and Marianne Dalgliesh, a secretary, and raised on the island of Jersey. Emma Kershaw, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 In 1992, Blum, who made his living as a stockbroker, decided to run for Congress as a Republican in a Texas district carved out to ensure Black representation. Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2024 While Dimon was an undergraduate at Tufts University, banker and family friend Sandy Weill hired him to spend his summer working at the investment bank Shearson—where Dimon’s father and grandfather both worked as stockbrokers. Byjasmine Li, Fortune, 13 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stockbroker was circa 1706

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“Stockbroker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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stock·​bro·​ker ˈstäk-ˌbrō-kər How to pronounce stockbroker (audio)
: one that handles orders to buy and sell stocks

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