dealer

[ dee-ler ]
/ ˈdi lər /

noun

a person who buys and sells articles without altering their condition; trader or merchant, especially a wholesaler: I got a dealer's discount on this coat.
Cards. the player distributing the cards.
a person who behaves or acts toward another or others in a specified manner: a plain dealer.
Slang. a person who buys and sells drugs illegally.
a person who buys securities for his or her account and retains them until sold to another.
Compare stockbroker.

Origin of dealer

before 1000; Middle English delere, Old English dǣlere. See deal1, -er1

Related forms

pre·deal·er, nounsub·deal·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dealer

dealer

/ (ˈdiːlə) /

noun

a person or firm engaged in commercial purchase and sale; tradera car dealer
cards the person who distributes the cards
slang a person who sells illegal drugs

Derived Forms

dealership, noun
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