- a person who travels to sell or publicize Bibles, religious tracts, etc.
- a peddler of books.
Origin of colporteur
Examples from the Web for colporteur
Historical Examples of colporteur
“I take but the proper price,” answered the colporteur, returning most of them to him.Count Ulrich of Lindburg
On a shelf in a corner lay the Bible which the family had received from the colporteur.
But these are not my words,” said the colporteur, “they are the words of God.
It was found to correspond exactly with that of the colporteur!
When they had finished, the colporteur said: "It is good to pray, I believe!"On the Seaboard
- a hawker of books, esp bibles