comprador

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noun com·pra·dor \ˌkäm-prə-ˈdȯr\
variants: or

compradore

Definition of comprador

  1. 1 :  a Chinese agent engaged by a foreign establishment in China to have charge of its Chinese employees and to act as an intermediary in business affairs

  2. 2 :  intermediary

Origin and Etymology of comprador

Portuguese comprador, literally, buyer


First Known Use: 1840


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