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Definition of Go-between

(noun) An individual that arranges meetings between two or more people or groups and negotiates for both sides to mediate a dispute; an intermediary.

Go-between Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: go be·tween

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /gOH-buh-tween/
  • British English – /gOH-bi-tween/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈɡoʊbəˌtwin/
  • British English – /ˈɡəʊbᵻtwiːn/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: go-betweens
  • Also called:
    • incallediary
    • incallediator
    • intercessor
    • intermediary
    • mediator

Additional Information

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Works Consulted

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Stewart, Paul, and Johan Zaaiman, eds. 2015. Sociology: A Concise South African Introduction. Cape Town: Juta.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Go-between

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “go-between.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 18, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/go-between/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

go-between. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/go-between/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “go-between.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 18, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/go-between/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“go-between.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Jun. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/go-between/>.