negotiant

noun
ne·​go·​ti·​ant | \ ni-ˈgō-sh(ē-)ənt How to pronounce negotiant (audio) \

Definition of negotiant

: one that negotiates

First Known Use of negotiant

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for negotiant

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About negotiant

Time Traveler for negotiant

Time Traveler

The first known use of negotiant was in 1611

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near negotiant

negotiable

negotiant

negotiate

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for negotiant

Cite this Entry

“Negotiant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/negotiant. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on negotiant

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for negotiant

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!