colporteur


col·por·teur

noun \ˈkäl-ˌpr-tər, ˌkäl-pr-ˈtər\

Definition of COLPORTEUR

:  a peddler of religious books

Origin of COLPORTEUR

French, alteration of Middle French comporteur, from comporter to bear, peddle
First Known Use: 1796

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