barrow-boy


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cos•ter•mon•ger

(ˈkɒs tərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-, ˈkɔ stər-)

n. Chiefly Brit.
a hawker of fruit, vegetables, fish, etc.
[1505–15; earlier costerdmonger. See costard, monger]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barrow-boy - a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrowbarrow-boy - a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow
bargainer, dealer, monger, trader - someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
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