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[hwee-ler-dee-ler, wee-]
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noun Informal.
  1. a person who wheels and deals.
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Sometimes wheel·er and deal·er.

Origin of wheeler-dealer

First recorded in 1950–55
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Related Words for wheeler-dealer

operator, strategist, gamesman

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British Dictionary definitions for wheeler-dealer


  1. informal a person who wheels and deals
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