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[ven-der] /ˈvɛn dər/
Origin of vender
First recorded in 1590-1600; vend + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "All right," said the vender, realizing that the boy was stating the case correctly.

  • Instead of buying one piece of fruit from a vender, buy two.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Bunbury sells humour by the yard, and is, I suppose, the first vender of it who ever did so.

  • As these things are collected as were the boots, the vender is happy at every pennyworth he sells.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • As to the motives of the inventor and vender of the Tractors, the facts must be allowed to speak for themselves.

    Medical Essays Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The drugging of helpless infants has been a source of profit to the vender of patent medicines for many years.

  • It is vain to enact laws to punish the drunkard, and still allow the vender of strong drink to dole out his poison by the glass.

    The Bobbin Boy William M. Thayer
  • As a vender of gold bullion, with its possession, the nine points made against rather than for him.

    Blue Goose Frank Lewis Nason
  • It is to secure their custom that the vender must sell it for twenty dollars.

  • And with absurd propriety a vender of shoddy jewels presented the chance of his lifetime in bizarre decoration.

    The Flaw in the Sapphire Charles M. Snyder
Word Origin and History for vender

1590s, agent noun in native form from vend (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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