ne·​go·​ti·​ant ni-ˈgō-sh(ē-)ənt How to pronounce negotiant (audio)
: one that negotiates

Examples of negotiant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The latter is primarily a Bordeaux negotiant that is also active in the Cognac sector. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 1 May 2022

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Word History


borrowed from French négociant "merchant, trader," going back to Middle French, noun derivative (perhaps after Italian negoziante) from present participle of negocier "to do business, trade," borrowed from Latin negōtiārī — more at negotiate

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of negotiant was in 1611

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“Negotiant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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