American English

Definition of middleman noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. middlemen
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  1. 1a person or a company that buys goods from the company that makes them and sells them to someone else Buy direct from the manufacturer and cut out the middleman.
  2. 2a person who helps to arrange things between people who do not want to talk directly to each other synonym go-between synonym intermediary He acted as a middleman in discussions between the two companies.
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