merchant banker

merchant banker
   a male term of abuse
   Additional to any association with the disrespect in which some hold the calling.
   Rhyming slang for wanker.
    ... a whisper directed to some inattentive figure: 'Show some respect, you merchant banker.' {Daily Telegraph, 16 November 1996)

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