Main definitions of banker in English

: banker1banker2

banker1

noun

  • 1An officer or owner of a bank or group of banks.

    • ‘If you have a black American Express card and a Ferrari in the garage, you also have a private banker managing your wealth.’
    • ‘He began meeting bankers and fund managers and mastered the workings of our financial sector.’
    • ‘Around me in the East Stand upper tier are an assortment of senior company directors, bankers, hedge-fund managers, and, curiously, quite a few mini-cab drivers.’
    • ‘Also on Monday, 25 Jackson accountants, lawyers, bankers and managers will meet to discuss the star's business affairs.’
    • ‘They do it to bulge the bank accounts of bankers, company managers, and investors all over the world.’
    • ‘The banker managed the personal wealth assets of some of the star CEOs of technology enterprises.’
    • ‘The article discusses six Barclays bankers who managed to spend £44,000 on one meal.’
    • ‘While this is happening, property owners/speculators, bankers and financial services have never had it as good.’
    • ‘Horan, a former central banker and currently managing director of BoI Finance, is on the final shortlist for the position of deputy to Ruane.’
    • ‘It is seeking to hire from Dublin investment banking professionals, asset management bankers, corporate finance, and project and trade finance experts.’
    • ‘Investment bankers spend millions on artists' lofts in scruffy, but fashionable parts of town.’
    • ‘Licensed stock brokers, bankers, and gambling-casino employees can all be checked by their employers as well.’
    • ‘In the 1960s he had a chance to take his Brooklyn factory public, but the bankers would give management only 40% of the deal.’
    • ‘City professionals include Lloyd's of London insurance men, financial PRs, lawyers and accountants as well as bankers and fund managers.’
    • ‘‘There is still demand for business bankers, wealth managers, internal auditors and risk roles,’ said Cosgrove.’
    • ‘He supplied Glasgow coffee houses where the stockbrokers and bankers met to talk business and read the journals of the day.’
    • ‘The frank talk focuses on profit, healthy food, markets, marketing, progressive management, and bankers.’
    • ‘And we all know that, as well as being a brilliant banker, Royal Bank boss Fred Goodwin is a very ambitious man.’
    • ‘We have been acting as bankers and managers to public issues.’
    • ‘This led in 1881 to the incorporation of a privately owned company financed by industrialists and bankers with headquarters in Montreal.’
    investor, speculator, capitalist, industrialist, tycoon, magnate, business person, businessman, businesswoman, stockbroker
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    1. 1.1 The person running the table, controlling play, or acting as dealer in some gambling or board games.
      • ‘The players other than the banker take turns to ask for cards and place bets.’
      • ‘Once all bets are down, the banker rolls three six-sided dice marked with the same symbols as on the table.’
      • ‘The banker puts a small puck or other marker on the table in front of him.’
      • ‘In Pai Gow Poker, do you ever recommend being the banker?’
      • ‘To win at Pai Gow poker, you have to beat both of the banker's hands with both of your hands.’
      • ‘The bankers on the other side of the table, Eliza and Franklin, chuckle good-naturedly.’
      • ‘The reason is that you can lower variance in baccarat tournaments by betting on both banker and player in certain situations and guarantee a profit.’
      • ‘Casino bankers are Samurai blades in the drawer, right?’
      • ‘When you bet, you place the money on the table and the banker detaches an equal amount from the bank to match your bet.’
      • ‘Some play that after everyone else has made their initial bet, the banker looks at his own first card and can choose to double the bets.’
      • ‘I, the ever level-headed banker, couldn't control myself.’
      clerk, bank clerk, teller, bank teller, treasurer, bursar, purser
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Pronunciation

banker

/ˈbæŋkər//ˈbaNGkər/

Main definitions of banker in English

: banker1banker2

banker2

noun

  • 1A boat employed in cod fishing off Newfoundland.

    • ‘There has been a long and proud tradition of rowing in Callinafercy down through the years from the banker fishing boat to the present Four Oar and Seine Boat and now the One Design Boat.’
    1. 1.1 A Newfoundland fisherman.
  • 2Australian NZ informal A river flooded to the top of its banks.

    • ‘I was also reminded that after Tony's last big birthday affair, the skies opened up and the normally dry dusty Todd ran a banker for a couple of days.’
  • 3An additional locomotive used to assist a train in ascending an incline.

  • 4A bench at which a stonemason works.

Phrases

  • run (or come down) a banker

    • informal (of a river) flood to the top of, or over, its banks.

      ‘the creek is running a banker’
      • ‘You're not likely to get lost around these extra-wide streets with gutters deep enough to have a bath in when they're "running a banker".’
      • ‘I was also reminded that after Tony's last big birthday affair, the skies opened up and the normally dry dusty Todd ran a banker for a couple of days.’
      • ‘The Wirreanda, and other creeks, were running a banker after more than seven centimetres of rain.’
      • ‘Things were crook in Tallarook and everywhere else after the Hawkesbury River ran a banker and washed away houses, stock and crops which left the colony to face a savage diet reduction starvation.’
      • ‘They were back just in time to be saved from the deluge which came down on 6 March causing the creeks to be flooded and the Cooper to run a banker.’

Pronunciation

banker

/ˈbæŋkər//ˈbaNGkər/