Definition of peddle
- peddling without a license
- peddling personal advice
- —G. F. Kennan
- peddled snake oils and miracle lotions
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.
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First Known Use: 1532See Words from the same year
: to sell (something) usually in small amounts and often by traveling to different places
: to try to get people to accept or believe (something)
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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