peddler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peddler someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
    • n peddler an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Peddler One who peddles; a traveling trader; one who travels about, retailing small wares; a hawker. "Some vagabond huckster or peddler ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n peddler One who travels about selling small wares, which he carries with him; a traveling chapman; a hawker.
    • n peddler In entomology, the larva of any one of the tortoise-beetles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Peddler a hawker or travelling merchant
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. pedlere, pedlare, also peddare, peoddare, fr. OE. ped, a basket, of unknown origin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Peddar, pedder, one who carries wares in a ped or basket.

Usage

In literature:

In contrast to these, there was a number of small peddlers, selling pins, cravats, and portemonnaies, who were loudly crying their wares.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
The Elfdal peddlers shouldered their immense packs and set out, bidding us a friendly adieu as we parted.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
I could hear the peddler outside on the stoop, bickering and haranguing at Levicy to buy.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
In the richest city in the world he haggled with abusive push-cart peddlers over five cents' worth of cabbage.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
Oh, yes; it must be that Yankee peddler back again.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
It is Smith, the book-peddler, and evidently much intoxicated.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
How like he was to certain big, strong dogs which she had seen once or twice in her wanderings with the peddler!
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Information without thought is simply a peddler burdened with stale wares on a dead market.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Nor is there any dwindling of shoe-lace peddlers.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
He was the mountain peddler, and to-day, at least, his visit was opportune.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
The peddler's pack expanded to the proportion of a wagon-load.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
The meal of potatoes and bacon was soon disposed of, the peddler sitting at the table with them.
"Far Past the Frontier" by James A. Braden
A crowd of two hundred were packed around a peddler's box.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
At present one can go there without being pestered by souvenir peddlers.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The patch on a peddler's shoe!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
I had heard that he was the son of a Yankee clock peddler.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
The men struggled and fought, and the peddler was killed.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
The bays thought that either a peddler or minister was driving them that afternoon, they made so many short calls.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
Let me talk a bit, for there are a few traders that for aught I know are honest men an' no rum peddlers.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
As in most other centers, the establishment of the market led to the peddlers entering into outside competition.
"A Terminal Market System" by Mrs. Elmer Black
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In poetry:

For a goddess vehement
And slim: one with form as fair.
Yet find none. O,love, you are
Lithe as a Jew peddler
"Divinity" by Irving Layton

In news:

Peddler 's Village hosting Peach Festival this weekend.
There will be peach pies, as well as other peach-related treats, available from Town Crier Bakery during the Peddler 's Village Peach Festival featuring the annual summer sidewalk sale.
New York peddler of cheese due here.
Alleged pot peddler indicted, arrested.
Nice' tells tale of real-life pot peddler .
Thrifty Peddler , Lakewood Hospital's longstanding resale shop, is moving on to bigger and better things.
Check out The Peddler Show.
A work area at The Peddler Bicycle Shop at the corner of 51st and Duval streets.
Several types of bikes are sold at The Peddler Bicycle Shop at the corner of 51st and Duval streets.
The Peddler Bicycle Shop at the corner of 51st and Duval streets.
Paul Crossley works on a wheel at The Peddler Bicycle Shop at the corner of 51st and Duval streets.
Simon Kiddell works on a bike's brakes at The Peddler Bicycle Shop at the corner of 51st and Duval streets.
Recently, the village received numerous complaint calls pertaining to peddlers in the community.
Late Tuesday in Albany, the New York Legislature voted to amend an 1894 law that allowed disabled veterans to work as sidewalk peddlers in New York City regardless of municipal rules.
Peruse antiques at Folsom Peddler's Fair.
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