deal·​ing ˈdē-liŋ How to pronounce dealing (audio)
: method of business : manner of conduct
dealings plural : friendly or business interactions

Examples of dealing in a Sentence

There were reports of shady dealings between the two sides. He has a reputation for fair dealing.
Recent Examples on the Web Apple’s customers deserve to know more about how the company’s dealings with Google affect the privacy of their data, particularly in light of Apple’s heavy marketing of itself as a privacy-minded corporation. Katie Paul, Fortune, 13 May 2024 In 2018, the two men had a falling out in 2018 amid a federal investigation into Cohen's financial dealings and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential race. Npr Washington Desk, NPR, 13 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for dealing 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dealing was in the 15th century

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“Dealing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


plural : friendly or business relations
dealings with an automobile agency
: a way of acting or of doing business
fair dealing

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