[mid-l-man] /ˈmɪd lˌmæn/

noun, plural middlemen.
a person who plays an economic role intermediate between producer and retailer or consumer.
a person who acts as an intermediary.
noun (pl) -men
an independent trader engaged in the distribution of goods from producer to consumer
an intermediary
(theatre) the interlocutor in minstrel shows

in the trading sense, 1795, from middle + man. From mid-15c. as the name of some type of workman in wire-making. From 1741 as “one who takes a middle course.”


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