a person who arranges to obtain favors, as government contracts, from high officials on behalf of others for a fee.
The Meteoric Rise Of The Word “Influencer”The word influencer has been used in English since the mid-1600s, though of course back then it wasn’t a job title.
Origin of influence peddler
An Americanism dating back to 1945–50
Related formsinfluence peddling, noun
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