verb (used without object), traf·ficked, traf·fick·ing.
verb (used with object), traf·ficked, traf·fick·ing.
Origin of traffic
Examples from the Web for trafficker
Contemporary Examples of trafficker
My trafficker arranged my passport, visa and airline ticket before I left, then took my documents when I arrived.How To Help America’s Trafficking Victims In The Long Term
June 23, 2014
Historical Examples of trafficker
It is solely to benefit the trafficker, and it tends to evil, evil only, evil continually.
Wherein does this plea differ from that of the trafficker in ardent spirits?
The dealer in fire-arms might have plead as the trafficker in poison does: This is my business.
There was a merchant, a trafficker in gold, called Kichiji of the Third Ward.The N Plays of Japan
They were laws to prevent the producer and the consumer from being cheated by the trafficker.Rural Rides
- the vehicles coming and going in a street, town, etc
- (as modifier)traffic lights
- the business of commercial transportation by land, sea, or air
- the freight, passengers, etc, transported
verb -fics, -ficking or -ficked (intr)
Word Origin for traffic
c.1500, "trade, commerce," from Middle French trafique (mid-15c.), from Italian traffico (early 14c.), from trafficare "carry on trade," of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Vulgar Latin *transfricare "to rub across" (from Latin trans- "across" + fricare "to rub"), with the original sense of the Italian verb being "touch repeatedly, handle."
Or the second element may be an unexplained alteration of Latin facere "to make, do." Klein suggests ultimate derivation of the Italian word from Arabic tafriq "distribution." Meaning "people and vehicles coming and going" first recorded 1825. Traffic jam is 1917, ousting earlier traffic block (1895).
1540s, from traffic (n.) and preserving the original commercial sense. Related: Trafficked; trafficking. The -k- is inserted to preserve the "k" sound of -c- before a suffix beginning in -i-, -y-, or -e- (cf. picnic/picnicking, panic/panicky, shellac/shellacked).