Pronounced: uhb-SKYOOR-uhn-tiz-uhm (alt: ob-skyoo-RAN-tiz-uhm), noun
Notes: I was kind of close to the meaning, but not quite right
The word jobbery means “the use of a public office for private gain”
Our word came into English in the mid-1700s
Background / Comments
I knew that “jobber” (from which our word comes) refers to someone who does odd jobs, but I wasn’t aware of the our word, whose origin is unknown.