peddler

[ ped-ler ]
/ ˈpɛd lər /

noun

a person who sells from door to door or in the street.
a person who tries to promote some cause, candidate, viewpoint, etc.

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Also especially British, ped·lar, ped·ler .

Origin of peddler

1350–1400; Middle English pedlere, unexplained variant of peder, derivative of ped(de) basket
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British Dictionary definitions for peddler

peddler
/ (ˈpɛdlə) /

noun

a person who sells illegal drugs, esp narcotics
the usual US spelling of pedlar
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