A person who acts in a just and honest manner, especially in business dealings; a person who treats others fairly.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas More (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr. From fair + dealer.
nounhistorical US Politics
An advocate of the Fair Deal reform programme proposed by President H. S. Truman in 1949.
1940s; earliest use found in The Galveston Daily News. From fair deal + -er.