stall·​hold·​er ˈstȯl-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce stallholder (audio)
chiefly British
: one who manages a stall at which articles are sold

Examples of stallholder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like a beacon in his chef’s whites, Ruiz led us through the market’s endless alleys, stopping every now and then to make small talk with a stallholder or to take a selfie with a fan. Flora Stubbs, Travel + Leisure, 5 Feb. 2024 The government lobbied to get hawker centers Unesco World Heritage status as cultural icons in 2020 and supported the stallholders that ran them during the pandemic. Michelle Jamrisko,, 19 May 2023 One of the stallholders at the Toy Show is a 72-year-old woman who used to buy and sell dolls. Tom Rowley, 1843, 6 Mar. 2020 This will include a trip to Suva Market, to meet female stallholders who work alongside the project. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, 5 Oct. 2018 This otherwise unassuming East End street is transformed into a swathe of magnificent plant life, the air fragrant with blooms and the shouts of historic London's famous Cockney – that's English rhyming slang – stallholders. Ramsay Short, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Mar. 2018 Back in the pilgrimage town, Teresa wanders the busy marketplace and gets talked into trying on a dress by a jovially persuasive stallholder who introduces himself as El Gringo (Rissi). David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 May 2017 In the nearby market, some stallholders count Mr. Rosindell as part of that elite. Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stallholder was in 1881

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“Stallholder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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