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broker

noun bro·ker \ˈbrō-kər\

: a person who helps other people to reach agreements, to make deals, or to buy and sell property (such as stocks or houses)

Full Definition of BROKER

1
:  one who acts as an intermediary: as
a :  an agent who arranges marriages
b :  an agent who negotiates contracts of purchase and sale (as of real estate, commodities, or securities)
3
:  one who sells or distributes something <an information broker>
broker verb
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Examples of BROKER

  1. <the broker in the hostage situation was a prominent reporter that the gunman felt he could trust>
  2. <all of the local yacht brokers were at the boat show>

Origin of BROKER

Middle English, negotiator, from Anglo-French brocour
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith
BROKERING Defined for Kids

broker

noun bro·ker \ˈbrō-kər\

Definition of BROKER for Kids

:  a person who acts as an agent for others in the buying or selling of property

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