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



(British English) (North American English peddler) noun
BrE BrE//ˈpedlə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedlər//
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a person who in the past travelled from place to place trying to sell small objects They were essentially a poor community of cattle traders and pedlars. Word OriginMiddle English: perhaps an alteration of synonymous dialect pedder, apparently from dialect ped ‘pannier’.

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