Thursday, January 27, 2011


Jobbery \JOB-uh-ree\ , noun;
1. The conduct of public or official business for the sake of improper private gain

This word is first attested in 1769 and is a relative of jobber and jobbing, all three are derived from a noun form of job that is of uncertain origin.

Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Thursday, January 27
Etymologies come from the Oxford English Dictionary and/or

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