broker

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Etymology 1[edit]

From broke +‎ -er.

Adjective[edit]

broker

  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 *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.

Noun[edit]

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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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Verb[edit]

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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English

Noun[edit]

broker m ‎(invariable)

  1. broker (commercial mediator)

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