: a person or company that buys goods from a producer and sells them to someone else
Full Definition of MIDDLEMAN
: an intermediary or agent between two parties; especially : a dealer, agent, or company intermediate between the producer of goods and the retailer or consumer
Examples of MIDDLEMAN
- The Internet helps consumers save money by buying products directly from companies and eliminating themiddleman.
- We’ve cut out the middleman and can reduce prices for our customers.
- He acted as the middleman in the talks between labor and management.
First Known Use of MIDDLEMAN