Definition of costermonger noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒstəmʌŋɡə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːstərmʌŋɡər//
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(in the past) a person who sold fruit and vegetables in the street Word Origin early 16th cent. (denoting an apple seller): from Costard, a variety of cooking apple + -monger referring to a dealer or trader in a specific commodity.