peddler


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ped·dler

 (pĕd′lər)
n.
One who travels about selling wares for a living.

[Middle English pedlere, probably alteration of peddere, perhaps from Medieval Latin pedārius, one who goes on foot (such as a pilgrim), from Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see pedi-.]

peddler

(ˈpɛdlə)
n
1. (Recreational Drugs) a person who sells illegal drugs, esp narcotics
2. (Commerce) the usual US spelling of pedlar

ped•dler

(ˈpɛd lər)

n.
1. a person who sells from door to door or in the street.
2. a person who tries to promote some cause, candidate, viewpoint, etc.
Sometimes, pedlar, pedler.
[1350–1400; Middle English pedlere, unexplained alter. of peder, derivative of ped(de) basket]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peddler - someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)peddler - someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
chapman - archaic term for an itinerant peddler
cheapjack - a peddler of inferior goods
crier - a peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells
muffin man - formerly an itinerant peddler of muffins
sandboy - a young peddler of sand; used now only to express great happiness in `happy as a sandboy'
marketer, seller, trafficker, vender, vendor - someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
transmigrante - a Latin American who buys used goods in the United States and takes them to Latin America to sell
2.peddler - an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
dealer - a seller of illicit goods; "a dealer in stolen goods"

peddler

pedlar
noun seller, vendor, hawker, duffer (dialect), huckster, door-to-door salesman, cheap-jack (informal), colporteur drug peddlers LA's ban on sidewalk peddlers

peddler

noun
A person who sells narcotics illegally:
Slang: pusher.
Translations

peddler

[ˈpɛdlər] n
(= door-to-door salesman) → colporteur m
[rumours, information] → colporteur/euse m/f
References in classic literature ?
He had subsequently travelled New England and the Middle States, as a peddler, in the employment of a Connecticut manufactory of cologne-water and other essences.
A peddler of heads too --perhaps the heads of his own brothers.
There was one belonging to a Hebrew collar button peddler, who had died in the room next to him, and which the landlady was holding for her rent; in the end, however, Jurgis decided to do without it, as he was to be underground by day and in bed at night.
They knew when I had my teeth out and a new set made; they knew when I put on a false front- piece; they knew when the fruit peddler asked me to be his third wife--I never told 'em, an' you can be sure HE never did, but they don't NEED to be told in this village; they have nothin' to do but guess, an' they'll guess right every time.
You are like a peddler with something to sell," she said, with a little cold laugh which only partially concealed the tremor in her voice.
In front of the door three merry fellows, a tinker, a peddler, and a beggar, were seated on a bench in the sun quaffing stout ale.
The Torzhok peddler woman, in a whining voice, went on offering her wares, especially a pair of goatskin slippers.
A PEDDLER drove his Ass to the seashore to buy salt.
An old man named Daniel Baker, living near Lebanon, Iowa, was suspected by his neighbors of having murdered a peddler who had obtained permission to pass the night at his house.
Indeed he used to tramp the countryside so far and so long that his father would say he feared his son was born to be nothing better than a wandering peddler.
One was of snuffy colored gingham which Marilla had been tempted to buy from a peddler the preceding summer because it looked so serviceable; one was of black-and-white checkered sateen which she had picked up at a bargain counter in the winter; and one was a stiff print of an ugly blue shade which she had purchased that week at a Carmody store.
There's more than that," he continued, "and all in the same story: lying words, lying papers, tricks fit for a peddler, and the show of what's legal over all, to make a man the more angry.