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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)

Full Definition of peddle

ped·dledped·dling 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

  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 of peddle

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


First Known Use: 1532

Rhymes with peddle




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