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mid·dle·man

 (mĭd′l-măn′)
n.
1. A trader who buys from producers and sells to retailers or consumers.
2. An intermediary; a go-between.

middleman

(ˈmɪdəlˌmæn)
n, pl -men
1. (Commerce) an independent trader engaged in the distribution of goods from producer to consumer
2. an intermediary
3. (Theatre) theatre the interlocutor in minstrel shows

mid•dle•man

(ˈmɪd lˌmæn)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who buys goods from the producer and resells them to the retailer or consumer.
2. a person who acts as an intermediary.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.middleman - someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customersmiddleman - someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
distributer, distributor - someone who markets merchandise
meat packer, packer - a wholesaler in the meat-packing business
2.middleman - the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
minstrel show - a troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokes
minstrel - a performer in a minstrel show
3.middleman - a person who is in a position to give you special assistancemiddleman - a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"
representative - a person who represents others

middleman

noun intermediary, broker, entrepreneur, distributor, go-between Why don't they cut out the middleman and let us do it ourselves?

middleman

noun
Someone who acts as an intermediate agent in a transaction or helps to resolve differences:
Translations
سِمْسار، وَسيط
zprostředkovatel
mellemmand
välikäsivälimiesvälittäjä
milliliîur
tussenhandelaartussenpersoon
posrednik

middleman

[ˈmɪdlmæn] N (middlemen (pl)) (Comm) → intermediario/a m/f

middleman

[ˈmɪdəlmæn] nintermédiaire m
through a middleman → par l'entremise d'un intermédiaire
to cut out the middleman → supprimer les intermédiairesmiddle management ncadres mpl moyensmiddle manager ncadre m moyenmiddle name n
(= second Christian name) → deuxième prénom m
(= key characteristic)
Geniality is my middle name → Je suis la bienveillance incarnée.middle-of-the-road [ˌmɪdələvðəˈrəʊd] adj
[opinions, policies] → modéré(e)
[music] → grand public invmiddle school
ncollège m
modif [head teacher] → du collège; [library, cafeteria] → du collège; [mathematics] → des collèges
middle school student → collégien(ne) m/fmiddle-sized [ˈmɪdəlsaɪzd] adj [town, company] → de taille moyenne

middleman

[ˈmɪdlˌmæn] n (-men (pl)) (gen) → intermediario (Comm) → (agente m) rivenditore m

middle

(ˈmidl) noun
1. the central point or part. the middle of a circle.
2. the central area of the body; the waist. You're getting rather fat round your middle.
adjective
equally distant from both ends. the middle seat in a row.
ˈmiddling adjective
average. He's neither tall nor short, but of middling height.
middle age
the years between youth and old age. She is well into middle age.
ˌmiddle-ˈaged adjective
Middle Ages (with the)
the time between the end of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance.
Middle East (with the)
Egypt and the countries of Asia west of Pakistan.
ˈmiddleman (-mӕn) noun
a dealer who buys goods from the person who makes or grows them, and sells them to shopkeepers or to the public; a wholesaler. You can save money by buying direct from the factory and cutting out the middleman.
be in the middle of (doing) something
to be busily occupied doing something. Please excuse my appearance. I was in the middle of washing my hair.
References in classic literature ?
The merchant fishermen at the falls acted as middlemen or factors, and passed the objects of traffic, as it were, cross-handed; trading away part of the wares received from the mountain tribes to those of the rivers and plains, and vice versa: their packages of pounded salmon entered largely into the system of barter, and being carried off in opposite directions, found their way to the savage hunting camps far in the interior, and to the casual white traders who touched upon the coast.
Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam BSc Tuesday said most of the people who go abroad for work through middlemen are cheated in different ways, reports BSS.
Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru has moved to cut off brokers, middlemen and "tenderpreneurs" following the launch of a garment factory for women groups.
What he did not state was that the program had been hijacked by middlemen who were exploiting livestock farmers by buying their animals for as little as Sh500 and selling the same for Sh8,000 to KMC.
This creates an inefficient system ruled by middlemen who provide little to no value and charge high fees, resulting in less money going to the production of these assets and the implementation of environmental sustainability solutions that leverage them.
The Nadra offices at Kutchehry Road and City Railway Crossing have become the hubs of corruption as the officials do not listen to the citizens' problems until they are paid hush money through middlemen.
He said that Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of the situation and directed divisional and district administrations to launch crackdown against middlemen.
The farmers claimed that five sugar mills in Rahim Yar Khan were not issuing them permits and the growers were forced to sell their crop to middlemen for Rs120 to Rs140 per maund (40kg).
The CBI has listed several payments received in several companies owned by these middlemen over a period of time.
He also directed the agriculture department to intervene into market by reducing the role of middlemen and control the prices.
Breeders, who are having a hard time doing business in the local livestock markets, fear serious losses as a relentless shortfall in the prices of sacrificial animals continues to benefit traders and middlemen.
In January 2014, India scrapped the contract with AgustaWestland for supply of AW-101 choppers following allegations of kickbacks and involvement of middlemen.