See also: middle man

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From Middle English myddil man, equivalent to middle +‎ man.

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middleman (plural middlemen)

  1. An intermediary, agent between two (or more) parties.
  2. An intermediate dealer between the manufacturer and the retailer or customer.
  3. (Ireland, historical) One who rents land in large tracts, and lets it in small portions to the peasantry.

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middleman (third-person singular simple present middlemans, present participle middlemanning, simple past and past participle middlemanned)

  1. To act as a middleman or intermediary.