or ped·ler

[ ped-ler ]

nounChiefly British.
  1. variants of peddler.

Words Nearby pedlar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pedlar in a sentence

  • It was crowned by a wide-brimmed bowler hat which the man wore pressed down upon his ears like a Jew pedlar.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer
  • I go to leave an empty basket at the door, and the lantern that the Shopkeeper set in the hand of the pedlar.

  • "So that is Hulda," said the pedlar to himself, as he went down the steep path into the middle of the world.

    Wonder-Box Tales | Jean Ingelow
  • The pedlar turned his terrified, cowardly eyes upon Hulda, and sank lower and lower.

    Wonder-Box Tales | Jean Ingelow
  • The pedlar no sooner heard Hulda boldly demand her rights than he fell on his knees and began to cry for mercy.

    Wonder-Box Tales | Jean Ingelow

British Dictionary definitions for pedlar


  1. a person who peddles; hawker

Origin of pedlar

C14: changed from peder, from ped, pedde basket, of obscure origin

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