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ped·lar

 (pĕd′lər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of peddler.

pedlar

;

peddler

or

pedler

n
(Commerce) a person who peddles; hawker
[C14: changed from peder, from ped, pedde basket, of obscure origin]

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.pedlar - someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)pedlar - 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

pedlar

see peddler
Translations
بائِع مُتَجَوِّل
podomnípouliční obchodník
dørsælger
farandsali
işportacıseyyar satıcı

pedlar

[ˈpedləʳ] Nvendedor(a) m/f ambulante, buhonero (o.f.) m

pedlar

nHausierer(in) m(f); (of drugs)Dealer(in) m(f) (inf)

pedlar

[ˈpɛdləʳ] nvenditore/trice ambulante; (of drugs) → spacciatore/trice

peddle

(ˈpedl) verb
to go from place to place or house to house selling (small objects). Gypsies often peddle (goods) from door to door.
ˈpedlar , (also, especially American) ˈpeddler noun
a person who peddles. I bought it from a pedlar.
References in classic literature ?
Snell, the landlord--he being, as he observed, a man accustomed to put two and two together--to connect with the tinder-box, which, as deputy-constable, he himself had had the honourable distinction of finding, certain recollections of a pedlar who had called to drink at the house about a month before, and had actually stated that he carried a tinder-box about with him to light his pipe.
For on the spread of inquiry among the villagers it was stated with gathering emphasis, that the parson had wanted to know whether the pedlar wore ear-rings in his ears, and an impression was created that a great deal depended on the eliciting of this fact.
Also, by way of throwing further light on this clue of the tinder-box, a collection was made of all the articles purchased from the pedlar at various houses, and carried to the Rainbow to be exhibited there.
A young fellow, a tobacco pedlar by trade, was on his way from Morristown, where he had dealt largely with the Deacon of the Shaker settlement, to the village of Parker's Falls, on Salmon River.
An opportunity seemed at hand when, after lighting a cigar with a sun-glass, he looked up, and perceived a man coming over the brow of the hill, at the foot of which the pedlar had stopped his green cart.
I suppose I could have passed for a pedlar, but undoubtedly it would have been very embarrassing.
Twenty-five francs," smiled the pedlar obsequiously.
Carpenter, when he's through with that buckle, tell him to forge a pair of steel shoulder-blades; there's a pedlar aboard with a crushing pack.
Jos having, in his pompous way, and with his clumsy German, made inquiries for the person of whom he was in search, was directed to the very top of the house, above the first-floor rooms where some travelling pedlars had lived, and were exhibiting their jewellery and brocades; above the second-floor apartments occupied by the etat major of the gambling firm; above the third-floor rooms, tenanted by the band of renowned Bohemian vaulters and tumblers; and so on to the little cabins of the roof, where, among students, bagmen, small tradesmen, and country-folks come in for the festival, Becky had found a little nest--as dirty a little refuge as ever beauty lay hid in.
She was at home with everybody in the place, pedlars, punters, tumblers, students and all.
As soon as he was gone, there came by some pedlars with earthenware plates and dishes, and they asked her whether she would buy.
The first seemed to be an assembly of heroes and demigods; the other, a knot of pedlars, pick-pockets, highwayman, and bullies.