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go-between

[goh-bi-tween] /ˈgoʊ bɪˌtwin/
noun
1.
a person who acts as an agent or intermediary between persons or groups; emissary.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; noun use of verb phrase go between
Synonyms
middleman, negotiator, deputy, envoy, liaison; mediator, arbitrator.
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go-between

noun
1.
a person who acts as agent or intermediary for two people or groups in a transaction or dealing
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Word Origin and History for go-between
n.

1590s, from go (v.) + between. Verbal phrase meaning "act as a mediator" is recorded from 1540s.

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