[ trey-der ]
See synonyms for: tradertraders on

  1. a person who trades; a merchant or businessperson.

  2. a ship used in trade, especially foreign trade.

  1. a member of a stock exchange trading privately and not on behalf of customers.

Origin of trader

First recorded in 1575–85; trade + -er1

Other words from trader

  • trad·er·ship, noun
  • non·trad·er, noun
  • un·der·trad·er, noun

Words Nearby trader Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trader in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for trader


/ (ˈtreɪdə) /

  1. a person who engages in trade; dealer; merchant

  2. a vessel regularly employed in foreign or coastal trade

  1. stock exchange, US a member who operates mainly on his or her own account rather than for customers' accounts

Derived forms of trader

  • tradership, noun

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