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cos·ter·mon·ger

 (kŏs′tər-mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-)
n. Chiefly British
One who sells fruit, vegetables, fish, or other goods from a cart, barrow, or stand in the streets.

[Obsolete costard-monger : costard + monger.]

costermonger

(ˈkɒstəˌmʌŋɡə) or

coster

n
rare Brit a person who sells fruit, vegetables, etc, from a barrow
[C16: coster-, from costard + monger]

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.costermonger - a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrowcostermonger - 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
Translations

costermonger

[ˈkɒstəˌmʌŋgəʳ] n (Brit) (old) → venditore/trice ambulante di frutta e verdura
References in classic literature ?
Just so with whaling, which necessitates a three-years' housekeeping upon the wide ocean, far from all grocers, costermongers, doctors, bakers, and bankers.
Rag pickers and costermongers of all kinds were crowding round the taverns in the dirty and stinking courtyards of the Hay Market.
Too far, in fancy, above the rest of mankind to trouble about their petty distinctions, he is equally at home with duke or costermonger.
costermonger, as, lord 'Aberdasher, Lord Hartisan and so forth.
I never came across but two of you who could value a man wholly and solely for what was in him--who thought themselves verily and indeed of the same flesh and blood as John Jones the attorney's clerk, and Bill Smith the costermonger, and could act as if they thought so.
The majority of the animals brought for treatment then were not pets, though, but working animals - the horses and donkeys of costermongers, coal hawkers and scrap merchants.
From its earliest use, a cup of Darjeeling as partaken by the aristocracy in their stately piles, to the east end costermongers down the Ridley Road street market, a refreshing brew of wet and warm was guaranteed to 'warm the cockles of yer art mi son' from prince to pauper, the centuries have seen the fortunes of the rich and poor alike fluctuate with the tides, the one constant, has been the ability to brew up under any and all circumstances.
The stage ebbs and flows with an assortment of ranters, Anabaptists dwarf executioners carrying pintsized axes, levellers, costermongers flogging their wives to anybody who wants to rent them for a couple of hours, frenzied centenarian drudges, soldiers and Hotham's dominant wife, Sarah (Caroline Quentin).
The stage ebbs and flows with an assortment of ranters, whores, Anabaptists dwarf executioners carrying pint-sized axes, levellers, costermongers flogging their wives to anybody who wants to rent them for a couple of hours, frenzied centenarian drudges, soldiers and Hotham's dominant wife, Sarah (Caroline Quentin).
The four chapters that make up part 1, "The City Wakes," start out with morning in London: chapter 1, "Early Risers," shows readers costermongers arriving in Covent Garden at 2:30 a.
From the houses of Parliament to London streets dense with costermongers and their handcarts, Smoke is an action-packed adventure that raises provocative questions about religion versus reason.
5) Where the dominant representation of the modernizing city objectified and contained the colonial within the shop window commodities, the agency occluded within that vision emerged in the same space in the counter-image of the street as foreign resistance to that same regularizing force: "street arabs," "the holy land," "rookeries," gypsies, the East End of London, the costermongers as a race apart.