powerbroker

or pow·er bro·ker

[ pou-er-broh-ker ]
/ ˈpaʊ ərˌbroʊ kər /

noun

a person who wields great political, governmental, or financial power.

Nearby words

  1. power-stream,
  2. powerbar,
  3. powerboat,
  4. powerboater,
  5. powerboating,
  6. powered,
  7. powerful,
  8. powerfully,
  9. powerhouse,
  10. powerless

Origin of powerbroker

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65; power + broker

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British Dictionary definitions for power broker

power broker

noun

a person with power and influence, esp one who operates behind the scenes
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