Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

peddler

play
noun ped·dler \ˈped-lər\

Simple Definition of peddler

  • : someone who sells things in small amounts often by traveling to different places : a person who peddles something

  • : a person who sells illegal drugs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of peddler

  1. :  one who peddles: as a :  one who offers merchandise (as fresh produce) for sale along the street or from door to door b :  one who deals in or promotes something intangible (as a personal asset or an idea) <influence peddlers>

Examples of peddler in a sentence

  1. <the peddler on the street corner selling baseball caps>



14th Century

First Known Use of peddler

14th century

Variants of peddler

also

pedlar


PEDDLER Defined for Kids

peddler

play
noun ped·dler \ˈped-lər\

Definition of peddler for Students

  1. :  someone who goes about trying to sell things



Variants of peddler

also

pedlar

\ˈped-lər\


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up peddler? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

at a gallop

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommadate accomodate accommodate acommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ