Definition of middleman
: an intermediary or agent between two parties; especially : a dealer, agent, or company intermediate between the producer of goods and the retailer or consumer
Examples of middleman in a Sentence
The Internet helps consumers save money by buying products directly from companies and eliminating the middleman.
We've cut out the middleman and can reduce prices for our customers.
He acted as the middleman in the talks between labor and management.
Recent Examples of middleman from the Web
Designed by a group of techies in Oregon, the app was intended to be a clearinghouse where bands and musicians could be hired directly, cutting out the booking-agent middlemen.
Businesses and services can be decentralized, cutting out costly middlemen and removing single points of failure.
Amy Seitz, executive director of the Alaska Farm Bureau, said middlemen like Byers are a good place to start as the Alaska meat industry continues to grow.
Everlane has made a name for itself with its transparent business model that cuts out the middleman, allowing it to deliver quality pieces at a modest price.
The buyers and sellers exchange money using middlemen such as brokerages, who take a cut.
Bridle and Loos, who investigators alleged illegally cultivated marijuana for sale out of state, also served as middlemen in the shipments and payments, the indictment claimed.
The implication being that Caracas was just using a middleman.
Anne Koneru, a West Hartford resident, serves as a middleman between doctor and patient, explaining medication regimens, diagnoses and other information.
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First Known Use of middleman
MIDDLEMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of middleman for English Language Learners
: a person or company that buys goods from a producer and sells them to someone else
: a person who helps two people or groups to deal with and communicate with each other when they are not able or willing to do it themselves
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