peddler

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noun ped·dler \ ˈped-lər \
variants: or less commonly pedlar

Definition of peddler

:one who peddles: such as
a :one who offers merchandise (such as fresh produce) for sale along the street or from door to door
b :one who deals in or promotes something intangible (such as a personal asset or an idea)
  • influence peddlers

Examples of peddler in a Sentence

  1. the peddler on the street corner selling baseball caps

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First Known Use of peddler

14th century


PEDDLER Defined for English Language Learners

peddler

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Definition of peddler for English Language Learners

  • : someone who sells things in small amounts often by traveling to different places : a person who peddles something

  • : a person who sells illegal drugs


PEDDLER Defined for Kids

peddler

noun ped·dler
variants: also pedlar \ˈped-lər\

Definition of peddler for Students

:someone who goes about trying to sell things


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