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middleman

[ mid-l-man ]
/ ˈmɪd lˌmæn /
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noun, plural mid·dle·men.
a person who plays an economic role intermediate between producer and retailer or consumer.
a person who acts as an intermediary.
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Origin of middleman

1400–50; late Middle English: maker of girdles; see middle, man
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British Dictionary definitions for middleman

middleman
/ (ˈmɪdəlˌmæn) /

noun plural -men
an independent trader engaged in the distribution of goods from producer to consumer
an intermediary
theatre the interlocutor in minstrel shows
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