peddling

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ped·dle

 (pĕd′l)
v. ped·dled, ped·dling, ped·dles
v.tr.
1.
a. To travel about selling (wares): peddling goods from door to door.
b. To engage in the illicit sale of (narcotics).
2. Informal To seek to disseminate; give out: peddling lies.
v.intr.
1. To travel about selling wares.
2. To occupy oneself with trifles.

[Back-formation from peddler. V., intr., sense 2, probably influenced by piddle.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peddling - the act of selling goods for a livingpeddling - the act of selling goods for a living
marketing, merchandising, selling - the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
References in classic literature ?
1853, when peddling was more common in the Western country than it is now, and was attended with considerable danger.
But to-night he went out a peddling, you see, and I don't see what on airth keeps him so late, unless, may be, he can't sell his head.
Daisy, who was fond of going about peddling kisses, lost her best customer and became bankrupt.
What can you expect with these peddling Middlemarch papers?