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peddler

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

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

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



14th Century

First Known Use of peddler

14th century

Variants of peddler

also ped·lar play \ˈped-lər\

Rhymes with peddler



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