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See also: Broker and bróker



Etymology 1[edit]

From broke +‎ -er.



  1. comparative form of broke: more broke

Etymology 2[edit]

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 *bʰruHg- (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.


English Wikipedia has an article on:

broker (plural brokers)

  1. A mediator between a buyer and seller.
  2. A stockbroker.
  3. A mediator in general, one who liaises between two or more parties to attempt to achieve an outcome of some kind.
    • 2014, Spencer C. Tucker, World War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection, →ISBN, page 244
      The peace plan was representative of Benedict's inability to appear as a neutral broker of peace
  4. (computing) An agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions.


mediator between a buyer and seller
computing: agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions
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broker (third-person singular simple present brokers, present participle brokering, simple past and past participle brokered)

  1. (intransitive) To act as a broker; to mediate in a sale or transaction.
  2. (transitive) To act as a broker in; to arrange or negotiate.
    • 2018 July 16, Kate Maltby and Ava Etemadzadeh, “Harassment is parliament’s dirty cross-party secret. Is it about to change?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      In Armando Iannucci’s sitcom The Thick of It, government spin doctor Malcolm Tucker brokers a peace with his opposition counterpart.



Borrowed from English broker.


broker m (invariable)

  1. broker (commercial mediator)

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broker m (plural brokers)

  1. Alternative spelling of bróker