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PEDDLER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does peddler mean? 

PEDDLER (noun)
  The noun PEDDLER has 2 senses:

1. someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
2. an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs

  Familiarity information: PEDDLER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PEDDLER (noun)


Sense 1peddler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

hawker; packman; peddler; pedlar; pitchman

Hypernyms ("peddler" is a kind of...):

marketer; seller; trafficker; vender; vendor (someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "peddler"):

chapman (archaic term for an itinerant peddler)

cheapjack (a peddler of inferior goods)

crier (a peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells)

muffin man (formerly an itinerant peddler of muffins)

sandboy (a young peddler of sand; used now only to express great happiness in 'happy as a sandboy')

transmigrante (a Latin American who buys used goods in the United States and takes them to Latin America to sell)


Sense 2peddler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

drug trafficker; drug peddler; drug dealer; peddler; pusher

Hypernyms ("peddler" is a kind of...):

criminal; crook; felon; malefactor; outlaw (someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime)

dealer (a seller of illicit goods)


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