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

Example Sentences

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, 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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Cite this Entry

“Stallholder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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