hawker

noun (1)
hawk·​er | \ ˈhȯ-kər How to pronounce hawker (audio) \

Definition of hawker

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hawker

noun (2)

Definition of hawker (Entry 2 of 2)

: one who hawks wares The sidewalks are filled with hawkers selling vegetables and trinkets and women in blankets roasting cobs of corn on makeshift fires.— Richard Stengal

First Known Use of hawker

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1512, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hawker

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old English hafocere, from hafoc

Noun (2)

by folk etymology from Low German höker, from Middle Low German hōker, from hōken to squat, peddle — more at hunker

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The first known use of hawker was before the 12th century

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