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hawker

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[ haw-ker ]
/ ˈhɔ kər /
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noun

a person who hunts with hawks or other birds of prey.

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Origin of hawker

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before 1000; Middle English; Old English hafecere.See hawk1, -er1

Definition for hawker (2 of 2)

hawker2
[ haw-ker ]
/ ˈhɔ kər /

noun

a person who offers goods for sale by shouting his or her wares in the street or going from door to door; peddler.

Origin of hawker

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1375–1425; late Middle English <Middle Low German haker retail dealer; akin to Middle Dutch hac in same sense; cf. huckster
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British Dictionary definitions for hawker (1 of 2)

hawker1
/ (ˈhɔːkə) /

noun

a person who travels from place to place selling goods

Word Origin for hawker

C16: probably from Middle Low German hōker, from hōken to peddle; see huckster

British Dictionary definitions for hawker (2 of 2)

hawker2
/ (ˈhɔːkə) /

noun

a person who hunts with hawks, falcons, etc

Word Origin for hawker

Old English hafecere; see hawk 1, -er 1
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