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English definition of “peddler”


noun [C]     /ˈped.lər/ US  /-lɚ/
(mainly UK pedlar) especially in the past, a person who travelled to different places to sell small goods, usually by going from house to housePeople who sell thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs (mainly UK pedlar) disapproving someone who gives ideas to other people: a peddler of New Age philosophiesSpeakers and talkers (drug) peddler old-fashioned someone who sells illegal drugs to peopleDrugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug
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