[ US /ˈpɛdɫɝ/ ]
  1. someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
  2. an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
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How To Use peddler In A Sentence

  • The interior of Port Rand was a veritable rat race of peasants and merchant peddlers, who constantly roamed the streets.
  • The cart, disguised as a kerosene peddler's wagon, was suspicious because it had no spigot to dispense fuel.
  • At an age when other kids play with toys, he was a street peddler of peanuts and a shoe-shiner.
  • As for the musical's other antique qualities, we're not even going to get into the slightly creepy circumstances of Cable's liaison with gentle, younger-than-springtime Liat, arranged by her vulturous mother, the trinket peddler Bloody Mary. Smooth sailing
  • Workers in this informal sector include tinsmiths, seamstresses, bakers, carpenters, and peddlers.
  • The boys were in the habit of filching fruit from the peddler's carts.
  • It is difficult to write of the relation of the older and most foreign-looking immigrants to the children of other people – the Italians whose fruit-carts are upset simply because they are "dagoes," or the Russian peddlers who are stoned and sometimes badly injured because it has become a code of honor in a gang of boys to thus express their derision. Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes
  • On the other hand, the hereditary dogmatism of their Southern kinsmen, is manifested in the summary disposition these make of all vagabond Yankees -- tinkers and peddlers -- found strolling about without any "local habitation," whenever they suspect them of being abolition emmissaries: for they incontinently ride the poor fellows on rails, and ornament their backs with a coat of tar and feathers, and sometimes administer to them hydropathically, giving them a succession of gentle douses in the nearest mill-pond, or oftener perhaps, in the pond attached to the nearest farmer's goosery. Social relations in our Southern States,
  • Street sellers then drafted a so-called peddler's ordinance that would exempt them from anti-noise restrictions, but in late spring 1911, in a much-anticipated decision, the city council rejected the proposed amendment.
  • Police of the monopoly bureau, under the excuse of stopping the illegal sale of cigarettes, began attacking child peddlers and robbing them of their cigarettes.
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