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trader

Syllabification: trad·er
Pronunciation: /ˈtrādər
 
/

Definition of trader in English:

noun

1A person who buys and sells goods, currency, or stocks.
Example sentences
  • Rogue traders who are selling fireworks to kids are likely to find themselves in hot water.
  • Stock market traders fear that the violence may reach a level where it will disrupt world oil supplies.
  • The story goes that Portuguese slave traders, watching Africans digging up some roots, asked what they were called.
Synonyms
dealer, merchant, buyer, seller, buyer and seller, marketeer, merchandiser, broker, agent;
storekeeper, shopkeeper;
1.1A merchant ship.

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