- 1peddle something to try to sell goods by going from house to house or from place to place He worked as a door-to-door salesman peddling cloths and brushes. to peddle illegal drugs
- 2peddle something to spread an idea or story in order to get people to accept it to peddle malicious gossip This line (= publicly stated opinion) is being peddled by all the government spokesmen.
NAmE//ˈpɛdl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they peddle
he / she / it peddles
past simple peddled
-ing form peddling