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middleman

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noun mid·dle·man \ˈmi-dəl-ˌman\

Simple Definition of middleman

  • : a person or company that buys goods from a producer and sells them to someone else

  • : a person who helps two people or groups to deal with and communicate with each other when they are not able or willing to do it themselves

Full Definition of middleman

  1. :  an intermediary or agent between two parties; especially :  a dealer, agent, or company intermediate between the producer of goods and the retailer or consumer

Examples of middleman

  1. The Internet helps consumers save money by buying products directly from companies and eliminating the middleman.

  2. We've cut out the middleman and can reduce prices for our customers.

  3. He acted as the middleman in the talks between labor and management.



1677

First Known Use of middleman

1677



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