- n. 经纪人，掮客
- vi. 作为权力经纪人进行谈判
- vt. 以中间人等身分安排...
- n. (Broker)人名；(英)布罗克；(俄)布罗克尔
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来自拉丁词brocca, 针，刺，词源同broach. 原指卖散酒的零售商，后来词义由散酒零售商到皮条客到经纪人。
- broker:  Broker has no connection with the past tense of break. It comes from Anglo- Norman brocour ‘small trader’, but its ultimate origin is not clear. A variant Anglo-Norman form abrocour has fuelled speculation as to a link with Spanish alboroque ‘sealing of a bargain’ and Portuguese alborcar ‘barter’, which are presumably of Arabic origin (the alrepresenting the Arabic definite article); but other etymologists have sought to link the word with broach, as if the underlying sense were ‘someone who sells wine from [that is, by broaching] the cask’, and hence any ‘retailer’.
- broker (n.)
- late 14c., from Anglo-French brocour "small trader," from abrokur "retailer of wine, tapster;" perhaps from Portuguese alborcar "barter," but more likely from Old French brocheor, from brochier "to broach, tap, pierce (a keg)," from broche "pointed tool" (see broach (n.)), giving original sense of "wine dealer," hence "retailer, middleman, agent." In Middle English, used contemptuously of peddlers and pimps.
- broker (v.)
- 1630s (implied in brokering), from broker (n.). Related: Brokered.
- 1. He was a high-earning broker with money to burn.
- 2. Jackson had been a major power-broker in the 1988 Presidential elections.
- 3. Don't automatically accept the solicitor recommended by the broker.
- 4. The broker will get 5% if he finds a purchaser.
- 5. She's a hotshot broker on Wall Street.
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