stall·​hold·​er | \ ˈstȯl-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce stallholder (audio) \

Definition of stallholder

chiefly British
: one who manages a stall at which articles are sold

Examples of stallholder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the stallholders at the Toy Show is a 72-year-old woman who used to buy and sell dolls. Tom Rowley, 1843, "My journey to the heart of the great British expo," 6 Mar. 2020 This will include a trip to Suva Market, to meet female stallholders who work alongside the project. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Has Two Solo Appearances on Her Royal Tour With Prince Harry, and They're Feminism-Focused," 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, "24 Best Things to Do in London," 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, "'The Desert Bride' ('La Novia del deserto'): Film Review | Cannes 2017," 26 May 2017 In the nearby market, some stallholders count Mr. Rosindell as part of that elite. Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, "In a Pro-‘Brexit’ Corner of Britain, Impatience to Be Done With It," 29 Jan. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stallholder.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of stallholder

1881, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about stallholder

Time Traveler for stallholder

Time Traveler

The first known use of stallholder was in 1881

See more words from the same year

Statistics for stallholder

Cite this Entry

“Stallholder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for stallholder


How to pronounce stallholder (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stallholder

British : someone who manages a stall at which goods are sold

Comments on stallholder

What made you want to look up stallholder? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!