macher

noun
mach·​er | \ ˈmä-ḵər How to pronounce macher (audio) \
plural machers

Definition of macher

: a powerful, influential person His business partner at the agency is the operatically colorful macher Ari Emanuel, and they know more than almost anyone about how to use tabloid ink to boost a client or break a competitor.— Amy Chozick Born in 1948, I am part of the baby boomer generation, and while I was not a macher, I played a role, albeit a small one, in both my Orthodox community and the broader American Jewish world.— Joseph R. Rackman

First Known Use of macher

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macher

borrowed from Yiddish makher "influential person, fixer," literally, "maker," going back to Middle High German macher "maker, creator," from machen "to make, do" (going back to Old High German mahhōn) + -er -er entry 2 — more at make entry 1

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