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 ?
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.
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.
In the first case of its kind, a judge made the award against a people trafficker and his wife.
In addressing the problem of the proliferation of drug traffickers -now down to children aged 10 and 11 -he seems to be suggesting that in order to deprive the trafficker of a lucrative market, that we make the drugs legally available through official stores.
Shanta Bai, at age 10, was sold to a trafficker for $17 by the elderly village woman who had taken care of her when her parents died but found she could no longer afford to feed her.
A cybersex trafficker who exploited her own daughter and sister and is feared to have also abused four other children, including a 2-year-old, was nabbed by the Philippine National Police Women and Children Protection Center (PNP WCPC) in Cebu City Wednesday.
A 17 year old trafficker, who Human Rights Watch could interview near the town of Arish, spoke freely of how he bought Eritreans from other Bedouins near his village "for about $10,000 each", some already badly injured by previous torture.
Police spokesman said on Monday that Gulberg police on a tip-off conducted raid and nabbed a drug dealer Maqsood along with 160 litres liquor while 30 litres liquor was recovered from drug pusher Younus and 30 litres liquor from drug trafficker Rizwan.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on the instructions of IGP Pujith Jayasundara is conducting investigations to confiscate the properties of 24 notorious drug traffickers amounting to billions of rupees.This includes the drug trafficker Samantha De Silva, who was arrested a few weeks ago in Beruwala with 231 kg of heroin.According to the Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara, this confiscation would be done under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act of 2006.
Mentioned in the book, human trafficker Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, who hails from Dhamial, Rawalpindi is wanted by the FIA in case number 570/9, which was lodged on the complaint of the Austrian Embassy.
'The trafficker's intention is not to better your lot or that of your children but to enrich themselves to the detriment of your family, ' he said.