verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for costermonger
But they keep peddling them like a costermonger selling rotten fruit.
He was an extraordinary old aristocrat, who swore like a costermonger, and had the manners of a farmer.Lord Arthur Savile's Crime|Oscar Wilde
We hesitate to put the costermonger on an exact political equality with the philosopher.
I assumed the voice of a costermonger, and inquired if she wished to buy any more ferns.The Betrayal of John Fordham|B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
British Dictionary definitions for costermonger
Word Origin for costermonger
Word Origin and History for costermonger
1510s, "itinerant apple-seller" from coster (see costard) + monger. Sense extended from "apple-seller" to any salesman who plied his wares from a street-cart. Contemptuous use is from Shakespeare ("2 Henry IV"), but reason is unclear.