Origin of peddler
Examples from the Web for peddler
Mandelbaum began her climb to the top of the crime world as a peddler on the rough-and-tumble, bustling streets of New York City.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to tradition, the typical Yankee peddler was thought to be so shrewd that he could carve and sell counterfeit nutmegs.Ted Thompson’s Debut Novel Features A 1 Percenter As Its Hero|Stefan Beck|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just look at Zynga, the peddler of Facebook games Farmville and Mafia Wars.
The peddler's savings, considerably increased by skilful financial manipulation, had attained a very high figure.Luxury-Gluttony:|Eugne Sue
The silence of the moors wrapped them round, and also the peddler's stammer was a burden to his speech.Long Will|Florence Converse
I know I have disgraced the family, but I shall never understand why riding with the peddler should do this.The Heart's Country|Mary Heaton Vorse
Two years later he came to the Pittsburgh District, where, as a peddler in the country towns, he gradually regained his strength.
It was a new kind of arithmetic, his friend Rugg, the peddler, told him.Shenac's Work at Home|Margaret Murray Robertson
late 14c. (c.1300 as a surname, Will. Le Pedelare), from peoddere, peddere (c.1200, mid-12c. as a surname), of unknown origin. It has the appearance of an agent noun, but no corresponding verb is attested in Middle English. Perhaps a diminutive of ped "panier, basket," also of unknown origin, but this is attested only from late 14c. Pedlar, preferred spelling in U.K., is attested from late 14c.