free trader

noun

Definition of free trader 

: one that practices or advocates free trade

Examples of free trader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The last, best hope for free traders inside the Trump team, Mnuchin delivered a Panglossian performance Thursday over the course of three hours before the House Financial Services Committee. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Mnuchin is in denial about the pain Trump's tariffs are inducing," 13 July 2018 Corchado, a budding free trader, is optimistic that American democracy and rule of law will boost both countries. Jill Leovy, chicagotribune.com, "A personal perspective on Mexico's mass exodus to the United States," 2 July 2018 Reagan was also a free trader and foreign policy internationalist. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "No, Ronald Reagan would not have joined the #Resistance.," 4 June 2018 Even the most committed free traders admit protectionism does its damage slowly. Greg Ip, WSJ, "U.S. Turns From Uniter to Disrupter on Global Stage," 20 June 2018 Perhaps free traders in Congress will begin to find their voice again, as 107 House Republicans did this week in a letter to Mr. Trump opposing the metals tariffs. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s Hoover Temptation," 8 Mar. 2018 Ryan was always an outspoken free trader and believer in the power of markets; Trump is a protectionist who has pursued tariffs and started a trade war. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Paul Ryan’s party is over," 12 Apr. 2018 On trade, Kudlow is more of a free trader who might agree to target China with tariffs. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Trump's new economist: Good choice?," 23 Mar. 2018 Gary Cohn may be a Democrat who is a free trader, but that's the exception in the party, not the rule. Fox News, "What to expect from Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un," 11 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'free trader.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of free trader

1832, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about free trader

Share free trader

Statistics for free trader

Last Updated

7 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for free trader

The first known use of free trader was in 1832

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on free trader

See words that rhyme with free trader

Comments on free trader

What made you want to look up free trader? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

evasion of direct action or statement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!