- a person who wheels and deals.
Sometimes wheel·er and deal·er.
Origin of wheeler-dealer
First recorded in 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for wheeler-dealer
Chief among the American double agents was Jorgé José Mosquera, an Argentinian wheeler-dealer based in Hamburg.War’s Most Powerful Weapon: Double Agents from WWII to Al Qaeda
July 28, 2012
- informal a person who wheels and deals