Meaning of “peddler” in the English Dictionary


"peddler" in English

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peddlernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈped.lər/ us /ˈped.lɚ/ UK also pedlar

especially in the past, a person who travelled to different places to sell small goods, usually by going from house to house

disapproving someone who gives ideas to other people:

a peddler of New Age philosophies
(drug) peddler old-fashioned

someone who sells illegal drugs to people

(Definition of “peddler” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"peddler" in Business English

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peddlernoun [ C ]

UK also pedlar uk /ˈpedlər/ us COMMERCE

a person who tries to sell things, especially on the street, by phone, etc.:

Peddlers of tax scams have been popping up everywhere.

(Definition of “peddler” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)