[ hwee-ler-dee-ler, wee- ]
/ ˈʰwi lərˈdi lər, ˈwi- /
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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Examples from the Web for wheeler-dealer
Chief among the American double agents was Jorgé José Mosquera, an Argentinian wheeler-dealer based in Hamburg.War’s Most Powerful Weapon: Double Agents from WWII to Al Qaeda|Ben Macintyre|July 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for wheeler-dealer
informal a person who wheels and deals
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