deal·​mak·​ing ˈdēl-ˌmā-kiŋ How to pronounce dealmaking (audio)
: the act or process of making deals or agreements
His artistry ran far more to political dealmaking than to personal fortune hunting …Sean Wilentz
dealmaking adjective
learned some dealmaking skills along the way
… that's the life of the dealmaking, world-shaking chief executive. James Surowiecki

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dealmaking was in 1892

Dictionary Entries Near dealmaking

Cite this Entry

“Dealmaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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