peddler

noun
ped·​dler | \ ˈped-lər How to pronounce peddler (audio) \
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

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Examples of peddler in a Sentence

the peddler on the street corner selling baseball caps
Recent Examples on the Web Professor Henry Higgins attempts to give Cockney flower-peddler Eliza Doolittle the mother of all makeovers in the Lincoln Center production of this classic Lerner & Loewe musical. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 Alex Jones, the peddler of baseless, far-right conspiracy theories, was found liable for damages in three lawsuits surrounding his false claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook mass school shooting was a hoax. PEOPLE.com, 1 Oct. 2021 So, the city might create a task force involving fireworks, and also look at additional ways to get enforcement from the neighborhoods, similar to how the city enforces peddler complaints. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 Sep. 2021 People mentioned in the report include Mike Lindell, the MyPillow creator-turned-conspiracy peddler; lawyer Matthew DePerno, who unsuccessfully sued the county on behalf of a resident, and ex-state Sen. Patrick Colbeck. David Eggert, Anchorage Daily News, 24 June 2021 Other special guests this year include Congressmen Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Pizzagate peddler Jack Posobiec and Tracy Beanz, an early pusher of Qanon. Zach Everson, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 People mentioned in the report include Mike Lindell, the MyPillow creator-turned-conspiracy peddler; lawyer Matthew DePerno, who unsuccessfully sued the county on behalf of a resident, and ex-state Sen. Patrick Colbeck. David Eggert, Anchorage Daily News, 24 June 2021 People mentioned in the report include Mike Lindell, the MyPillow creator-turned-conspiracy peddler; lawyer Matthew DePerno, who unsuccessfully sued the county on behalf of a resident, and ex-state Sen. Patrick Colbeck. David Eggert, Anchorage Daily News, 24 June 2021 In that film, the astonishing acrobatic actor Denis Lavant played a mysterious peddler of dreams and sometimes nightmares, tooling around the most beautiful Paris imaginable in a white stretch limo. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 6 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of peddler

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2021

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“Peddler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peddler. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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peddler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of peddler

: 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

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

Kids Definition of peddler

: someone who goes about trying to sell things

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