go-be·​tween ˈgō-bə-ˌtwēn How to pronounce go-between (audio)
: an intermediate agent : broker

Examples of go-between in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Qatar has become increasingly central as a go-between in this conflict, brokering between Hamas, Israel, and the United States. Sarah E. Parkinson, Foreign Affairs, 14 Nov. 2023 Qatar is a frequent go-between in international dealings with Hamas, and some top Hamas political leaders make their home in the Gulf country. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 10 Nov. 2023 Following their meeting in Tehran, Khamenei suggested Iraq could be a go-between. Hajar Harb, Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2023 An experienced travel advisor can serve as a go-between for travelers and on-the-ground operators, Sanghrajka says. Sucheta Rawal, Travel + Leisure, 4 Nov. 2023 Menendez's wife, Nadine, is accused of acting as a go-between, passing messages to Wael Hana, an American Egyptian businessman, who maintained close connections with Egyptian military and intelligence officials, the indictment said. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 23 Sep. 2023 Using Brady confidant Alex Guerrero as the go-between, Ryan sneaked the ball into a small collection of items. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Sep. 2023 Fannie Mae partners with financial technology companies that serve as the go-betweens for property owners and credit reporting agencies and covers the multifamily property owners’ costs of collecting and reporting rent payment histories to the agencies for a year. Lizzie Kane, Chicago Tribune, 11 July 2023 During the Wagner uprising, Mr. Lukashenko played go-between, speaking with Mr. Prigozhin and Mr. Putin. Valerie Hopkins, New York Times, 6 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of go-between was in 1602

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“Go-between.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go-between. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a person who acts as a messenger or a peacemaker between two persons or groups

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