middleman

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noun mid·dle·man \ˈmi-dəl-ˌman\

Definition of middleman

  1. :  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

  1. The Internet helps consumers save money by buying products directly from companies and eliminating the middleman.

  2. We've cut out the middleman and can reduce prices for our customers.

  3. He acted as the middleman in the talks between labor and management.

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First Known Use of middleman

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MIDDLEMAN Defined for English Language Learners

middleman

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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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