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- n. A person who makes a bargain
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes a bargain; -- sometimes in the sense of bargainor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
- n. negotiator of the terms of a transaction
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Here's a guy who's what I call a bargainer who's giving whites the benefit of the doubt.
Mr. Obama, by contrast, is what Mr. Steele describes as a bargainer, a black who appeals to the white majority by agreeing not to play up the nation's shameful racial history in return for not having his skin color held against him.
BARGAIN  AND SALE, in English law, a contract whereby property, real or personal, is transferred from one person -- called the bargainer -- to another -- called the bargainee -- for a [v. 03 p. 0399] valuable consideration; but the term is more particularly used to describe a mode of conveyance of lands.
SHELBY STEELE: A bargainer is a black who enters the American, the white American mainstream by saying to whites in effect, in some code form, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt.
Shelby Steele framed the criticism in its harshest terms, describing Obama as a "bargainer" or "a black who says to whites, 'I will never presume that you are racist if you will not hold my race against me.'"
Steele states that, in the African American community, there are two types of people -- the "bargainer" and the "challenger."
He is a "bargainer" :he has an implicit agreement with majority white America to not hold racism against them in exchange for it not holding his being black against him.
He is a "bargainer": he has an implicit agreement with majority white America to not hold racism against them in exchange for it not holding his being black against him.
As a "bargainer", Obama joins Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods as black superstars.
His concept of the "bargainer" black candidate who assuages white guilt is interesting and probably has some truth, but hardly is grounds for concluding that the force that has "pulled Obama forward ... is about race and nothing else."