- 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. Word Origin early 16th cent.: back-formation from pedlar.
BrE BrE//ˈpedl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they peddle
BrE BrE//ˈpedl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedl//he / she / it peddles
BrE BrE//ˈpedlz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedlz//past simple peddled
BrE BrE//ˈpedld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedld//past participle peddled
BrE BrE//ˈpedld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedld//-ing form peddling
BrE BrE//ˈpedlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedlɪŋ//