Which spelling is correct — reseller or re-seller?

I was writing a question on another Stack Exchange site, and I wrote reseller, but the editor underlined that as an incorrect spelling. Microsoft Word accepts it however, but Microsoft Encarta Dictionary has no entry for reseller, resell, or reselling.


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The OED has citations for unhyphenated ‘resellers’ from 1891, 1979 and 2007.


Reseller is perfectly fine (at least in American English). Here's an example on the Apple website, which allows you to search for 'licensed resellers' (right side of page).

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