estate agent


noun British.

the steward or manager of a landed estate.
a real-estate agent; realtor.

Origin of estate agent

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for estate agent

Historical Examples of estate agent

  • "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


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