from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who bargains or stipulates; specifically, in law, the party in a contract who stipulates to sell and convey property to another by bargain and sale. In the latter sense also spelled bargainor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who makes a bargain; -- sometimes in the sense of bargainor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who makes a bargain

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
  • noun negotiator of the terms of a transaction


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  • This political style these men employ Shelby Steele depicts it best in his book, A Bound Man. Steele states that, in the African-American community, there are two types of people -- the "bargainer" and the "challenger."

    A bargainer strikes a bargain with white America in which they say. "I will not rub America's ugly history of racism in our face if you will not hold my race against me."

    A challenger, on the other hand, does the opposite of a "bargainer." A "challenger" charges white people with inherent racism and then demands they prove themselves innocent by supporting black-friendly polices like affirmative action and diversity.

    May 6, 2015