|1.||an agent who, acting on behalf of a principal, buys or sells goods, securities, etc, in return for a commission: insurance broker|
|2.||(formerly) short for stockbroker|
|3.||a dealer in second-hand goods|
|4.||to act as a broker (in)|
|[C14: from Anglo-French brocour broacher (of casks, hence, one who sells, agent), from Old Northern French broquier to tap a cask, from broque tap of a cask; see |
A financial agent or intermediary; a middleman.