broker

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From broke +‎ -er.

AdjectiveEdit

broker

  1. comparative form of broke: more broke

Etymology 2Edit

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), Eastern Frisian broker (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.

NounEdit

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broker (plural brokers)

  1. A mediator between a buyer and seller.
  2. (computing) An agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions.
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VerbEdit

broker (third-person singular simple present brokers, present participle brokering, simple past and past participle brokered)

  1. To act as a broker; to mediate in a sale or transaction.
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NounEdit

broker m (invariable)

  1. broker (commercial mediator)

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