Cambist

An individual or broker considered to be an expert in foreign exchange rates.

Cambist may also refer to a book providing information, such as exchange rates on world currencies and other mediums of exchange.

The term comes from the Latin word "cambiere" which means "to exchange." With the advent of electronics and fast-paced trading, manuals and books detailing exchange rates fell out of favor. Today, the term is used as a throwback to describe professional currency traders.


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  • Cambist — Cam bist, n. [F. cambiste, It. cambista, fr. L. cambire to exchange. See {Change}.] A banker; a money changer or broker; one who deals in bills of exchange, or who is skilled in the science of exchange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cambist — CAMBÍST s. m. specialist bancar în comerţul cu devize. (< fr. cambiste) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • cambist — [kam′bist] n. [Fr cambiste < It cambista < cambiare, to exchange < LL cambiare < L cambire: see CHANGE] 1. an expert in foreign exchange, as a dealer in bills of exchange 2. a book that gives the rates of foreign exchange and… …   English World dictionary

  • cambist — cambistry, n. /kam bist/, n. 1. a dealer in bills of exchange. 2. an expert in foreign exchange. 3. a manual giving the moneys, weights, and measures of different countries, with their equivalents. [1800 10; < F cambiste < It cambista. See… …   Universalium

  • cambist — noun A banker; a money changer or broker; one who deals in bills of exchange, or who is skilled in the science of exchange …   Wiktionary

  • cambist — n. money changer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cambist — n. Expert in exchange, skilled banker …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cambist — cam·bist …   English syllables

  • cambist — /ˈkæmbəst / (say kambuhst) noun 1. a dealer in the foreign exchange market. 2. a manual giving the moneys, weights, and measures of different countries, with their equivalents. {French cambiste, from Italian cambista, from cambiare change} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cambist — In mercantile law, a person skilled in exchanges; one who trades in promissory notes or bills of exchange; a broker …   Black's law dictionary

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