[ goh-bi-tween ]
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  1. a person who acts as an agent or intermediary between persons or groups; emissary.

Origin of go-between

First recorded in 1590–1600; noun use of verb phrase go between

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How to use go-between in a sentence

  • But our century demands a certain politeness and decency in speech; wherefore I employ the term I have, to wit, go-between.

  • Lopez made an offer to act as go-between, to effect a reconciliation; but Everett declined the offer.

    The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
  • Chanzi, the go-between, comes to the house of Frme and tells her of the fraud perpetrated on Nachman.

  • There was nothing unnatural in the idea; such things were, even in Geneva; and Louis was a go-between, not above the task.

    The Long Night | Stanley Weyman
  • Thirdly, he was in league with the missing peddler, who seemed to act as a go-between for Ellen and her correspondent.

    The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy

British Dictionary definitions for go-between


  1. a person who acts as agent or intermediary for two people or groups in a transaction or dealing

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