Definition of Peddle

1. Verb. Sell or offer for sale from place to place. "Sam wants to peddle with Sue "




Definition of Peddle

1. v. i. To travel about with wares for sale; to go from place to place, or from house to house, for the purpose of retailing goods; as, to peddle without a license.

2. v. t. To sell from place to place; to retail by carrying around from customer to customer; to hawk; hence, to retail in very small quantities; as, to peddle vegetables or tinware.

Definition of Peddle

1. Verb. To sell things, especially door to door. ¹

2. Verb. To sell illegal narcotics. ¹

3. Verb. (derogatory figuratively) To spread or cause to spread (context: as gossip, death, etc.). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peddle

1. to travel about selling wares [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peddle

pedants
pedanty
pedarian
pedarians
pedaries
pedary
pedascule
pedata
pedate
pedate leaf
pedately
pedatifid
pedatrophia
pedder
pedders
peddle (current term)
peddled
peddler
peddleries
peddlers
peddlery
peddles
peddling
peddlings
pederasties
pederasts
pederero

Literary usage of Peddle

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"Code 1895, $ 1049, provides that "ordinaries are authorized to grant licenses to peddle to indigent and infirm persons, upon such terms as they In their ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"The verb to peddle, to sell small wares, is later, and a mere derivative from the sb. We find pedler in Cotgrave, to explain F. ..."

3. Solubilities of Inorganic and Organic Compounds: A Compilation of by Atherton Seidell (1919)
"(peddle and Turner, 1913.) SULFUR S. Sx is ordinary rhombic sulfur and its molecule is considered to be composed of eight atoms of sulfur, Ss. In a series ..."

4. My Autobiography by Samuel Sidney McClure (1914)
"CHAPTER IV Living on Eighteen Cents a Week—I Decide to peddle Coffee-pots—I Open a Restaurant—I Have a Run of Bad Luck—The Discouraging Side of a peddler's ..."

5. Philadelphia and Her Merchants: As Constituted Fifty @ Seventy Years Ago by Abraham Ritter (1860)
"Water street—Arch to Race—Isaac Austin, at the corner—Mrs. Burkhard— Isaac Wain-Wright—William peddle—Timothy Paxson—Latimer & Murdock —J. ..."

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