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peddle

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verb ped·dle \ˈpe-dəl\

Simple Definition of peddle

  • : to sell (something) usually in small amounts and often by traveling to different places

  • : to try to get people to accept or believe (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of peddle

peddled

peddling

play \ˈped-liŋ, ˈpe-dəl-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to travel about with wares for sale; broadly :  sell

  3. 2 :  to be busy with trifles :  piddle

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to sell or offer for sale from place to place :  hawk; broadly :  sell

  6. 2 :  to deal out or seek to disseminate

  7. 3 :  to offer or promote as valuable

Examples of peddle in a sentence

  1. They peddled fruits and vegetables out of their truck on the side of the road.

  2. He peddled his idea for a new movie to every executive in Hollywood.

  3. The mayor's aides tried to peddle his innocence to reporters.



Origin and Etymology of peddle

back-formation from peddler, from Middle English pedlere, alteration of pedder peddler


First Known Use: 1532

Rhymes with peddle

heddle, medal, meddle, pedal, treadle



PEDDLE Defined for Kids

peddle

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verb ped·dle \ˈpe-dəl\

Definition of peddle for Students

peddled

peddling

  1. :  to go about especially from house to house with goods for sale





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