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estate agent

noun British.
  1. the steward or manager of a landed estate.
  2. a real-estate agent; realtor.
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Origin of estate agent

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for estate agent

Historical Examples

  • "You have made a mistake," he repeats, addressing the estate-agent's wife.

    The Jews of Barnow

    Karl Emil Franzos

  • The estate-agent's wife is the only one who does not join in the chorus.

    The Jews of Barnow

    Karl Emil Franzos

  • "The best thing you can do is to consult an estate-agent," said Karel.

    Small Souls

    Louis Couperus

  • That, Louie thought, would be Mrs. Leggat, the wife of the estate-agent's clerk.

    The Story of Louie

    Oliver Onions

  • I've got the report of the estate-agent and I've seen the stage-doorkeeper of the New Avenue!


British Dictionary definitions for estate agent

estate agent

noun
  1. British an agent concerned with the valuation, management, lease, and sale of propertyUsual US and Canadian name: real-estate agent
  2. the administrator of a large landed property, acting on behalf of its owner; estate manager
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