or pow·er bro·ker



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

Origin of powerbroker

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65; power + broker
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Related Words for power-broker

fixer, kingmaker, latency, wire-puller

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Word Origin and History for power-broker

1961, apparently coined by T.H. White in reference to the 1960 U.S. presidential election; from power (n.) + broker (n.).

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