Definition of peddle
peddlingplay \ˈped-liŋ, ˈpe-dəl-iŋ\
1 : to travel about with wares for sale; broadly : sell <peddling without a license>
2 : to be busy with trifles : piddle
2 : to deal out or seek to disseminate <peddling personal advice — G. F. Kennan>
3 : to offer or promote as valuable <peddled snake oils and miracle lotions>
Examples of peddle in a sentence
They peddled fruits and vegetables out of their truck on the side of the road.
He peddled his idea for a new movie to every executive in Hollywood.
The mayor's aides tried to peddle his innocence to reporters.
Origin and Etymology of peddle
back-formation from peddler, from Middle English pedlere, alteration of pedder peddler
First Known Use: 1532
PEDDLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of peddle for English Language Learners
: to sell (something) usually in small amounts and often by traveling to different places
: to try to get people to accept or believe (something)
PEDDLE Defined for Kids
Definition of peddle for Students
: to go about especially from house to house with goods for sale
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