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.
Recent Examples of peddle from the Web
No doubt many of the men and women on the terrorism watch list are genuine bad guys, and no doubt many of those who have lost their property to asset forfeiture are peddling dope.
Cafeteria workers are peddling food, trying to get rid of what’s left.
A debate over whether the Atlases were peddling a scam quickly escalated to include allegations about the twins themselves.
A Heritage Business This is pretty high-tech for a 150-year-old company that peddles goods for one of the oldest pastimes in the world, but Orvis has long sold itself as cutting edge.
Other firms flourished, peddling hip implants, artificial femurs and bone plates for children.
Saget is not this first one to peddle this conspiracy, though.
Yet the company, Creative Planning, is at the vanguard of a profound shift in finance: the move away from brokers and mutual fund companies peddling products for a fee, and toward firms offering truly independent, low-cost investment advice.
When a client describes a problem, demonstrate genuine concern and support rather than using it as an opportunity to peddle your wares.
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Origin and Etymology of peddle
back-formation from peddler, from Middle English pedlere, alteration of pedder peddler
First Known Use: 1532See Words from the same year
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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