bankster

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of banker and gangster

First used by Léon Degrelle, Belgian fascist politician and journalist, in 1937 as a pejorative term for high financiers.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bankster (plural banksters)

  1. (informal, derogatory) A banker who is seen as criminally irresponsible, or as extorting bailout money from the taxpayers.
Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 21:35