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Definition of "jobbing" []

  • Present participle of job. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "jobbing" in a sentence
  • "The apprentices on Thornton, are what is termed a jobbing gang, that is, they are hired out by their master to any planter who may want their services."
  • "Rankin resides in our village of Littleborough, and is by trade what is known as a jobbing gardener."
  • "I am told that there is one part of their business very laborious, digging holes for the receiving of cane-plants, which I have not as yet seen; but this does not occupy above a month at the utmost, at two periods of the year; and on my estate this service is chiefly performed by extra negroes, hired for the purpose; which, although equally hard in the hired negroes (called a jobbing gang), at least relieves my own, and after all puts even the former on much the same footing with English day-labourers."