I head up a support team.

In some situations I refer to some issues where support act as 'middle men' between the clients and the developers.

This seems sexist (females in the team), but I cannot find a better term.
Any ideas?

  • There's always the politically-corrected "middle people," but that might offend some men. =( Commented Jul 23, 2011 at 3:31
  • I did try writing that, but didnt have the right ring. go-between works for my scenario.
    – jakc
    Commented Jul 23, 2011 at 4:22

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The most literal synonym is go-between. A better and more formal-sounding term would be intermediary.


Intermediaries might be the word you're looking for.


An existing answer suggests go-between or intermediary and I up-voted that because I'd lean towards intermediary myself. However, I would also suggest:

I have a few more, with similar meanings but different connotations, for others who might ask the same question with different goals:

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