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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-.]
1. (Recreational Drugs) a person who sells illegal drugs, esp narcotics
2. (Commerce) the usual US spelling of pedlar
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]
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|Noun||1.||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"