by-bidder

[ bahy-bid-er ]
/ ˈbaɪˌbɪd ər /

noun

a person employed to bid at an auction in order to raise the prices for the auctioneer or seller.

Nearby words

  1. by way of,
  2. by weight,
  3. by word of mouth,
  4. by-,
  5. by-and-by,
  6. by-blow,
  7. by-catch,
  8. by-election,
  9. by-form,
  10. by-line

Origin of by-bidder

First recorded in 1875–80; by- + bidder

Related formsby-bid·ding, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for by-bidder

by-bidder

noun

a bidder at an auction who bids up the price of an item for the benefit of a seller
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