trafficker


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traf·fic

 (trăf′ĭk)
n.
1.
a. The passage of people or vehicles along routes of transportation.
b. Vehicles or pedestrians in transit: heavy traffic on the turnpike; stopped oncoming traffic to let the children cross.
2.
a. The commercial exchange of goods; trade.
b. Illegal or improper commercial activity: drug traffic on city streets. See Synonyms at business.
3.
a. The business of moving passengers and cargo through a transportation system.
b. The amount of cargo or number of passengers conveyed.
4.
a. The conveyance of messages or data through a system of communication: routers that manage internet traffic.
b. Messages or data conveyed through such a system: a tremendous amount of telephone traffic on Mother's Day; couldn't download the file due to heavy internet traffic.
c. The number of users or visitors, as at a website: attempted to increase traffic with a redesigned homepage.
5. Social or verbal exchange; communication: refused further traffic with the estranged friend.
v. traf·ficked, traf·fick·ing, traf·fics
intr.v.
To carry on trade or other dealings: trafficked in liquidation merchandise; traffic with gangsters.
tr.v.
To provide to others, especially in large quantities, in exchange for money: was accused of trafficking guns to local gangs.

[French trafic, from Old French trafique, from Old Italian traffico, from trafficare, to trade, perhaps from Catalan trafegar, to decant, from Vulgar Latin *trānsfaecāre : trāns-, trans- + faex, faec-, dregs; see feces.]

traf′fick·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trafficker - someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for moneytrafficker - someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
booking clerk, ticket agent - someone who sells tickets (e.g., theater seats or travel accommodations)
cosmetician - someone who sells or applies cosmetics
flower girl - a woman who sells flowers in the street
fruiterer - a person who sells fruit
cheap-jack, huckster - a seller of shoddy goods
merchandiser, merchant - a businessperson engaged in retail trade
hawker, packman, peddler, pedlar, pitchman - someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
selling agent - someone who sells goods (on commission) for others
dealer - a seller of illicit goods; "a dealer in stolen goods"
underseller - a seller that sells at a lower price than others do; "he went all over town looking for undersellers"

trafficker

noun
A person engaged in buying and selling:
Translations
تِجارةٌ بالمَحْظورات
-iceobchodník
=-handlerhandler
üzér
-braskari; eiturlyfjasali
kšeftár

trafficker

[ˈtræfɪkəʳ] Ntraficante mf (in en)

trafficker

[ˈtræfɪkər] ntrafiquant(e) m/f

trafficker

n (usu pej)Händler(in) m(f), → Schieber(in) m(f) (pej); (in drugs also) → Dealer(in) m(f) (inf)

trafficker

[ˈtræfɪkəʳ] ntrafficante m/f

traffic

(ˈtrӕfik) noun
1. vehicles, aircraft, ships etc moving about. There's a lot of traffic on the roads / on the river.
2. trade, especially illegal or dishonest. the drug traffic.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈtrafficked
to deal or trade in, especially illegally or dishonestly. They were trafficking in smuggled goods.
ˈtrafficker noun
a usually illegal or dishonest dealer. a trafficker in drugs.
traffic island
a small pavement in the middle of a road, for pedestrians to stand on on their way across.
traffic jam
a situation in which large numbers of road vehicles are prevented from proceeding freely.
traffic lights
lights of changing colours for controlling traffic at road crossings etc. Turn left at the traffic lights.
traffic wardenwarden
References in classic literature ?
He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.
Stryver fitted the prisoner's case on the jury, like a compact suit of clothes; showing them how the patriot, Barsad, was a hired spy and traitor, an unblushing trafficker in blood, and one of the greatest scoundrels upon earth since accursed Judas--which he certainly did look rather like.
The FIA also arrested a member of a human trafficker gang, who had brought the Afghan women to the airport for sending them off to the United Kingdom via flight PK 785.
boy imprisoned in a flat, "The trafficker is still there, lurking in the background, and they see the child as a valuable commodity.
Tajikistan's State Committee for National Security (SCNS) said the encounter left one drug trafficker dead and the two others wounded, who managed to return to Afghan territory.
A trafficker who negotiates ransoms said that he is often able to extract YR279,500 per migrant from their families.
One Egyptian trafficker interviewed for the report admitted openly to torturing and murdering men and women to extract ransoms.
The contraband was allegedly given to them by a drug trafficker living outside the UAE.
It's unlikely that a trafficker is going to take this risk and bring just one child into the UK.
Taking as their slogan the words of Pablo Escobar Gaviria, Colombia's major cocaine trafficker at the time, "Better a grave in Colombia than a prison in the US," the drug mafias launched a violent offensive to prevent passage of legislation to implement the agreement.
Gholam-Reza Baghbani, chief of the Pasdaran Qods Force in Zahedan, as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker for helping Afghan smugglers move drugs into Iran in exchange for weapons for the Taliban.
During 31 security operations, some of drug traffickers had violently resisted the Saudi security forces, wounding 8 security men and one trafficker was also injured, the spokesman added.