wheeler-dealer

noun
wheel·​er-deal·​er | \ ˌ(h)wē-lər-ˈdē-lər How to pronounce wheeler-dealer (audio) \

Definition of wheeler-dealer

: a shrewd operator especially in business or politics

First Known Use of wheeler-dealer

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Wheeler-dealer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheeler-dealer. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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wheeler-dealer

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English Language Learners Definition of wheeler-dealer

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

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