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Meaning of MIDDLEMAN

Pronunciation:  'midl`man

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"
  2. [n]  the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
  3. [n]  someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers

MIDDLEMAN is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: contact, interlocutor, jobber, wholesaler
 See Also: distributer, distributor, meat packer, minstrel, minstrel show, packer, representative



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mid"dle*man\, n.; pl. {Middlemen}.
1. An agent between two parties; a broker; a go-between; any
   dealer between the producer and the consumer; in Ireland,
   one who takes land of the proprietors in large tracts, and
   then rents it out in small portions to the peasantry.

2. A person of intermediate rank; a commoner.

3. (Mil.) The man who occupies a central position in a file
   of soldiers.

Thesaurus Terms
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