comprador

noun
com·​pra·​dor | \ ˌkäm-prə-ˈdȯr How to pronounce comprador (audio) \
variants: or compradore

Definition of comprador

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

First Known Use of comprador

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for comprador

Portuguese comprador, literally, buyer

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