costermonger

noun
cos·​ter·​mon·​ger | \ ˈkä-stər-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce costermonger (audio) , -ˌmäŋ- \

Definition of costermonger

British
: a hawker of fruit or vegetables

First Known Use of costermonger

circa 1518, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for costermonger

costard + monger

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The first known use of costermonger was circa 1518

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“Costermonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/costermonger. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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costermonger

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English Language Learners Definition of costermonger

British, old-fashioned : a person who sells fruit and vegetables outside rather than in a store

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