variants or less commonly proxenet
plural -s
: a person who negotiates on another's behalf
specifically : marriage broker

Word History


French or Latin; French proxénète, from Latin proxeneta, from Greek proxenētēs, from proxenein to do something for someone else, from proxenos

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“Proxenete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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