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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.
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To act as middleman between the pursuer of wealth, and the wealth which he pursued, or to stand as a human barometer, registering the rise and fall of the great mammon pressure in the markets, was not the work for which Providence had placed those broad shoulders and strong limbs upon his well knit frame.
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The DC took action against a middleman who was buying cane outside a mill with his private weighing scale.
According to our calculation, the middleman keeps about Rs 30 per nut.
At a local level, it was observed that each middleman earns at least Rs2000 to 5000 on the sale and purchase of an animal head in a day without having to bear the cost of feeding, transportation, treatment and maintenance.
The ED claimed that the Dubai companies were allegedly involved in movement of bribe money paid to government officials through middleman Christian Michel.
In Biglaiser (1993), a middleman takes part in a larger number of transactions and stays in the market for several time periods, so that he/she has more incentive to become an expert in detecting and revealing the real quality of goods.
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