wheeler-dealer

noun wheel·er-deal·er \ ˌhwē-lər-ˈdē-lər , ˌwē- \

Definition of wheeler-dealer

:a shrewd operator especially in business or politics

First Known Use of wheeler-dealer

1954


WHEELER-DEALER Defined for English Language Learners

wheeler-dealer

noun

Definition of wheeler-dealer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who makes deals in business or politics in a skillful and sometimes dishonest way



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