- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɹəʊkə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɹoʊkɚ/
- Rhymes: -əʊkə(ɹ)
From Middle English broker, brokour, brocour, from Anglo-Norman brocour (“small trader”) (compare also abroker (“to act as a broker”)), from Old Dutch *brokere (“one who determines the usages of trade, manager”), from broke, bruyck, breuck (“use, usage, trade”), from Proto-Germanic *brūkiz (“use, custom”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrug- (“to use, enjoy”), equivalent to brook + -er. Cognate with Middle Low German brukere (“a broker”), Danish bruger (“a broker, user, handler”), Swedish bruk (“use, custom, trade, business”), Old English broc (“use, profit, advantage, foredeal”). Compare also French brocanter (“to deal in second-hand goods”) from the same Germanic source. More at brook.
broker (plural brokers)
- A mediator between a buyer and seller.
- A mediator in general, one who liaises between two or more parties to attempt to achieve an outcome of some kind.
- (computing) An agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions.
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broker m (invariable)
- broker (commercial mediator)