Definition of dealer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdiːlə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːlər//
    Criminals, Card games, The car industry
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  1. 1a person whose business is buying and selling a particular product an art/antique dealer dealer in something He's a dealer in second-hand cars. see also wheeler-dealer See related entries: The car industry
  2. 2a person who sells illegal drugs See related entries: Criminals
  3. 3the person who gives out the cards in a card game See related entries: Card games
  4. Extra examples Always buy from a reputable dealer. It is always a good idea to sell through a licensed dealer. She sold the painting through a Boston art dealer. a dealer in antiques art dealers offering period and regional paintings Contact your dealer for more information. He’s a dealer in second-hand cars. Return the unit to your dealer for repair. She set up in business as an antiques dealer. She’s a dealer in the financial futures market.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dealer