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broker Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
    agent; factor.
  2. verb act as a broker
  3. adjective satellite lacking funds
    skint; stone-broke; stony-broke; bust; broke.
    • `skint' is a British slang term

Bro"ker noun
OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. brcan to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See Brook, v. t.
  1. One who transacts business for another; an agent.
  2. (Law) An agent employed to effect bargains and contracts, as a middleman or negotiator, between other persons, for a compensation commonly called brokerage. He takes no possession, as broker, of the subject matter of the negotiation. He generally contracts in the names of those who employ him, and not in his own. Story.
  3. A dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc.
  4. A dealer in secondhand goods. Eng.
  5. A pimp or procurer. Obs. Shak.

Webster 1913