Definition of Peddler

1. Noun. Someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals).

Exact synonyms: Hawker, Packman, Pedlar, Pitchman
Specialized synonyms: Chapman, Cheapjack, Crier, Muffin Man, Sandboy, Transmigrante
Generic synonyms: Marketer, Seller, Trafficker, Vender, Vendor
Derivative terms: Hawk, Peddle



2. Noun. An unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs.
Exact synonyms: Drug Dealer, Drug Peddler, Drug Trafficker, Pusher
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw, Dealer
Derivative terms: Peddle, Push

Definition of Peddler

1. n. One who peddles; a traveling trader; one who travels about, retailing small wares; a hawker.

Definition of Peddler

1. Noun. An itinerant seller of small goods; a hawker. ¹

2. Noun. A dealer in illegal drugs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peddler

1. one that peddles [n -S] - See also: peddles

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peddler

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pedder
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peddler (current term)
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pederasties
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Literary usage of Peddler

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Federal Statutes Annotated: Containing All the Laws of the United States of by United States, William Mark McKinney, Thomas H. Calvert (1917)
"Every peddler of tobacco shall obtain a certificate from the collector of his collection-district, who is hereby authorized and directed to issue the same, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"Held, that he was not an itinerant merchant or peddler within the ordinance. Appeal from Superior Court, Rowan County; Neal, Judge. ..."

3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
""The leading primary idea of a 'hawker' or 'peddler' Is that of an itinerant or traveling trader, who carries goods about in order to sell them, ..."

4. Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor by Wayne E. Burton (1867)
"Minutes passed—or they seemed minutes to the peddler—during which lies at in ... Fortunately—.so the peddler thought—the mantel happened to be unoccupied, ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"A person who bas a store and travels through the adjoining country soliciting orders, which he afterwards fills, Is not a peddler within the meaning of Act ..."

6. A Treatise on the Power of Taxation, State and Federal, in the United States by Frederick Newton Judson (1917)
"Definition of a peddler.—The court in this case adopts the definition of a ... 158, as follows: "The leading primary idea of a hawker and peddler is that of ..."

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