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peddlernoun [C]

uk   /ˈped.lər/  us   /-lɚ/ (UK also pedlar)
especially in the past, a ​person who ​travelled to different ​places to ​sellsmallgoods, 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 ​sellsillegaldrugs to ​people
(Definition of peddler from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"peddler" in Business English

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peddlernoun [C]

(UK also pedlar) uk   us   /ˈpedlər/ COMMERCE
a ​person who ​tries to ​sell things, especially on the street, by ​phone, etc.: Peddlers of ​taxscams have been popping up everywhere.
(Definition of peddler from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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