Definitions for: Middleman


[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"
[n] the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
[n] someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: contact, interlocutor, jobber, wholesaler

See Also: distributer, distributor, meat packer, minstrel, minstrel show, packer, representative

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